Monday, April 03, 2006

HYPOGLYCEMIA IN TRADER JOE'S

I just got back from that great food store, Trader Joe's. While in the store that just opened here in Manhattn, I began to feel as if I was about to blackout and lose consciousness. I immediately searched my pockets for anything sweet and found coffee sugar packets that I sometimes carry with me. There in the middle of Trader Joe's I began to dump about six packets of sugar down my mouth with my head back so as to take it all in. The security cameras in the store must have thought I was an unusual sight to behold. What I ask you could be more of an irony? To be surrounded by great and unusal foodstuff from around the world while I am about to go under from an Insulin Reaction.Lucky there was also a "Sample Bar" in the store where I availed myself of 5 small (finger size) barbecued chicken sandwiches. By the time I got to the cashier with my shopping wagon (15 minutes later) I was OK. Carbs and sweets to the rescue again!!

6 comments:

Lyrehca said...

Oh, I know the sugar packet dump. I used to stop into Starbucks while I walked in Manhattan to fill up when I didn't want to buy yet another pack of Lifesavers.

Trader Joe's is terrific, by the way.

BetterCell said...

Yeah Lyrehca........That's where I get my sugar packets from. Since they overcharge for their coffees and since I do not use sugar in my coffee unless I am hypoglycemic.....I will grab a handful from both Starbucks and Whole Foods. Less expensive than candy and easy to carry for Hypoglycemia First Aid.

Ellen said...

Funny, here in sunny south Florida, the restaurants have to put less Sweet-N-Low on the table, because the elderly/retirees tend to swipe those packets and bring them home.

BTW, I hear the honey packets in the plastic tubes are also awesome for treating lows.

BetterCell said...

Hi Ellen and thanks for the sugesstion about honey. Unless I am mistaken, there are many elderly/retirees who are poor or are on a fixed income which may account for the "taking of the sugar packets home".

tiffany said...

i love trader joes.
LOVE IT!!

BetterCell said...

I was there today to get plain yogurt, sliced wholewheat bread, chocolate for baking, frozen peas, fresh garlic, Capellini dried noodles, organic herb-chicken sausages. I will be making capellini with fresh garlic sauce in a chicken broth/oyster sauce with seared chicken sausages and baby peas as a garnish and addition. The drink? Green tea from "real" leaves not fake tea bags.

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