I’m My Own Grandma


4g CHO. No chewing required.

Since braces have made Starbursts and full-sized glucose tabs impossible hypo treatments, I’ve started swiping sugar packets from cafes. I limit myself to five at a time, because in my imagination, five is the number I might add to a large tea or coffee, if I were the type.

As a tween, I’d cringe when my grandmother squirreled restaurant sugar packets away into her giant purse. Only now is it dawning on me that she may have done so for quasi-legit T1d reasons, and not for stereotypical giant beige purse/old Jewish lady/lived through the depression reasons.

Tealuxe’s elongated sugar packets fit perfectly in a Spibelt, tucked behind a Dexcom receiver. (((Swoon.)))




  1. type1dmom · October 21, 2014

    Funny because we were at Olive Garden last night carb loading (haha) and they have the stick packages too and I thought about stealing some.


  2. Pam · October 21, 2014

    Love it. I have a small stash of splenda packets which I take from restaurants which have it for the sole purpose of using in restaurants which do not. I have not yet started taking everyone’s oyster crackers off their soup cup saucers, but know it’s genetically inevitable.


  3. Laddie · October 21, 2014

    Almost every time I look in the mirror, I see my mother. I shouldn’t even look at photos because it is always my mother’s face. I think about my grandmothers a lot and wish I had more memories and photos of them.

    Yeah, it’s OK. It’s bag ladies like us who keep the world in orbit.


  4. type1tot · October 22, 2014

    Bahahahaha! So grandma! Here, put this in your purse. Actually, those sugar packets look perfect- not like the fall apart-y ones you see everywhere. I stopped stealing those.


  5. Alanna · October 27, 2014


    Every single jacket and purse I own has handfuls of honey packets from Starbucks tucked away in the pockets.

    Ain’t even got any shame.


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