It’s one of the worst feelings in the world to find yourself somewhere going low and going fast, with nary a carb in sight. We’ve all been there – it’s the walk around the block with the dog where you figured “I’ll just be out for a few minutes.” Or it’s the work trip where you packed extra lancets (like you’ll ever need those…who changes lancets?!) but didn’t think to throw an extra GU pack in your luggage for unexpected hypos. In the latter scenario you find yourself standing in front of a vending machine at 11:45pm hoping it accepts five dollar bills for the last Snickers bar inside so you can have it in your hotel room, just in case.
It is for this reason I keep my super top-secret, ultra-last-resort, I-hope-to-god-I-don’t-ever-actually-have-to-use-these treats tucked in my work bag. It is for those “oh crap” moments when you are headed for a low and forgot to replenish your main stash at the worst possible time. My personal last resort is comprised of two rolls of four-year-old Smarties, and two absolultey ancient sugar packets that may have coagulated into solid bricks at this point.
I don’t care what those taste like though, because in a pinch, those antiques could still save my life, so there they shall stay, slowly mumifying in my work bag until the day I actually have to use them.
Do you have a top-secret low stash, only to be used for emergencies and when all else fails? Leave a comment and let us know if so! (If only to make me feel better about my gross old candy!)