There are 4 chemists in town and two major supermarkets (well,
strictly speaking the supermarkets are out of town... but I digress).
Until recently all 4 chemists and one of the supermarkets stocked
Lucozade tablets. Now, OK, I could use any number of things to treat a
hypo but I prefer Lucozade tabs because I know precisely how much carb
I'm taking and how much I need. Also Lucozade tabs dissolve quickly
unlike the horrible Dextrose things. As hubby works in town and I work
out of town I asked him to pick a couple of packs up for me in his
lunch hour. He came home with empty hands.... the three chemists owned
by the Boots chain have stopped stocking Lucozade - they only stock
Dextrose. So I said "well never mind... we're going to Tesco now, we
can pick some up there". Wrong... Tesco have stopped stocking them.
I'm absolutely convinced that Tesco have it in for diabetics for a number of reasons.
They took all the sugar free sweets off the shelf - a couple have crept
back but they're not really what you'd want - Elderflower drops
anyone? Sound terribly medicinal and not at all something you'd want
for a treat!
2. They stopped stocking Burgen Soya and Linseed
bread. Well, that didn't last long, so many people complained that
it's back on the shelves again.
3. They no longer stock
WeightWatcher's biscuits - which are also my preferred Hypo help, since
they come in little packets of 2 at 14g carb so just the right amount
and they don't go stale.
4. Last but not least they have a
section on their website for "Health specific diets", one of which is
Diabetic - now you might guess.... it's spouting the heart healthy
stuff and "lets push carbs" - yes poison for a diabetic but it's
So now they strike again by discontinuing Lucozade tabs.
went home quite disgruntled and decided the next morning that I'd look
round the internet and get some tabs from there. I found a site that
sold them for 65p a pack which I thought was quite reasonable since
they did free P&P. So I ordered 30 packets - I know, they'll last
me years! Anyway went home from work to find 8 packs of tablets laid
out on the island unit in the kitchen. Hubby, bless him, had gone down
to the other end of town in his lunch break and bought up the whole
stock from Superdrug (for 59p a packet). Ho hum.... I'm well supplied
now for the next 3 years..... Hypo anyone?