Sprechen Sie Deutsches? Nein? Me either. But hopefully diabetes is bi-lingual, because my ballroom instructor gave me some sugar tablets straight from Germany to try out.
Juliet has watched me chomp down Smarties when I'm low, and she remembered these energy tablets that runners in Germany use. They are made from fruit sugars - with no high fructose corn syrup. So she had some friends back in Germany send some over for me to try. Of course, the nutrition information is all in German.
No worries. There are 1.3 g of Kohlenhydrat / glucides pro Stück, or 1.3 grams of carbohydrate in each little piece.
They have an odd, chalky lime taste that I find delightfully weird. I haven't really given them a test run yet, but I'm anxious to see how quickly they bring me up.
Who would have thought my hypos would go international? Auf Wiedersehen pesky low blood sugar!