Heading to a sporting event with diabetes

Heading to a sporting event with diabetes requires careful planning to manage your blood glucose levels and ensure you have everything you need. Here are some useful products and tips to help you prepare:

Products for Managing Diabetes at a Sporting Event

  1. Sugar Medical Insulated Sling Backpack

    • Features: This backpack is designed to carry diabetes supplies discreetly. It has insulated compartments to keep your insulin and other medications cool.
    • Benefits: Hands-free convenience, stylish design, and ample space for all your diabetes essentials.
  1. Sugar Medical Insulated Organizer

    • Features: Compact and portable, this organizer keeps your diabetes supplies organized and cool. It includes pockets for insulin pens, glucose meters, and other necessary items.
    • Benefits: Easy to carry in a larger bag or on its own, it ensures your supplies stay at a safe temperature.
  1. FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet

    • Features: FRIO wallets use evaporative cooling to keep insulin at a safe temperature without the need for ice packs or refrigeration. Simply activate with water.
    • Benefits: Lightweight, reusable, and effective for up to 45 hours, making it ideal for long events.

Tips for Keeping Insulin Cool

  • Use Insulated Bags: Both the Insulated Sling Backpack and Insulated Organizer from Sugar Medical provide insulation to protect your insulin from heat.
  • Activate FRIO Wallets: These can be placed inside your bag for additional cooling.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Keep your bag in the shade or under your seat, away from direct sunlight.
  • Check Temperatures: Use a thermometer to ensure your insulin stays within the recommended temperature range.

Dos and Don’ts for Heading to a Sporting Event with Diabetes


  • Do Plan Ahead: Pack extra supplies, including insulin, syringes or pens, test strips, and a glucose meter.
  • Do Bring Snacks: Carry fast-acting glucose snacks like glucose tablets, gels, or juice boxes for quick treatment of low blood sugar.
  • Do Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Do Inform a Friend: Let someone you're with know about your diabetes and what to do in case of an emergency.
  • Do Wear Medical ID: Wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace that indicates you have diabetes.


  • Don’t Skip Meals: Eat regularly and adjust your insulin as needed based on your food intake.
  • Don’t Leave Supplies in a Hot Car: High temperatures can spoil insulin and other supplies.
  • Don’t Ignore Symptoms: Pay attention to signs of high or low blood sugar and take action immediately.
  • Don’t Overexert Yourself: Be mindful of your activity level and take breaks as needed.

Keep Glucoses SOS on Hand

  • Glucose SOS: This fast-acting glucose gel is designed for quick absorption to treat low blood sugar. It's portable and easy to use, making it perfect for sporting events.

By using these products and following these tips, you can enjoy the sporting event while effectively managing your diabetes.

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