Thursday, July 8, 2010

How do you say "I'm Low" in German?

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!


  1. Ohhh.... Lime. I love lime!

  2. You will have to let us know how they work ;)

  3. They look like the old BD tabs - but smaller. Let us know how they work! I love "limette".

  4. How funny! My in laws are leaving for Germany next week. They'll be there for a month. Please update! If they are awesome I'll have them pick some up. :)

  5. Ich spreche Deutsch.

    Love to read the labels at the local delis and such that get their stuff straight from German-speaking countries. :)

  6. That was so nice!! I hope they work well - your description of the taste made my mouth water. Weird!

  7. Just in case: Ich bin niedrig

    Gummibär is from Germany too.... not sure about the carbs though.

  8. Lime - yum. I'll have to write to a few of my mates in Germany (almost immigrated there about 10 years ago). One of them is a diabetic like us - and recently has gone onto an insulin pump 24/7 (she only used to use a pump a night time - but then she realised the advantages of being on one full time).

  9. The Dextro Energy Tablets (in the middle of the 1st picture), work REALLY well. They're about 3.2g each, depending on the flavour, and faster than a glucagon kit for me. Which is a bit scary...
    German ones look awesome though, good luck, and I hope they do their job :)


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