A Mom on a Mission
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a complication of diabetes that can lead to life-threatening seizures, or worse.
As a mom who has raised two young daughters with diabetes, I’ve personally witnessed the incessant battle of my children to survive 24/7, 365 days a year, year after year.
I was often awakened in the middle of the night to find one, or both of my children, suffering from severe hypoglycemia, and the fear of finding them dead in bed still haunts me. It was terrifying to see their eyes roll back in their heads, while in a violent combative or unconscious state, and knowing the if not treated quickly enough, the result could mean death.
Diabetes is an incurable disease and takes no vacations. Management of the disease is expensive and time consuming: Every 3 months there are visits to the endocrinologist, optometrist, reordering expensive meds and supplies, blood work, and more. We’ve checked blood sugars up to 12 times a day – 360 times a month. Just getting the right dose of insulin has been tricky business, too. Weather, exercise, stress, and eating, all cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate constantly. Even a hot bath induced my daughter into a diabetes related seizure! I am gravely aware that uncontrolled or mismanaged blood sugar levels can result in complications, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and death. Diabetes never sleeps, and I’m part of a full-time ongoing battle.
Not satisfied with existing glucose products, I became a ‘mom on a mission’ to develop an effective and appealing form of glucose to quickly elevate low blood sugar. Well, that mission has finally been accomplished! After years of learning, struggling, creating, planning, and praying, my dream of helping people with diabetes, including my two lovely daughters, has come to fruition: Glucose SOS is a reality! I couldn’t be more pleased at how it turned out after years of trials and development. I wanted a fine glucose powder for raising low blood sugar that was truly convenient, portable, easy-to-use, and great-tasting. I made sure each packet of Glucose SOS™ provides the 15 grams of glucose that is recommended by the American Diabetes Association guidelines for a controlled, metered approach to low blood sugar management.
All the best,
Pamela was featured by Diabetes Innovations for making an impact on her community.
This mom made it happen!
Kind Words from Colleagues
She has a vision for the fast acting glucose product that has driven her to tackle every obstacle she has encountered. My feeling is that her product will fulfill a need in the market for diabetic products that have not seen any innovation in years. I admire her for the passion she brings to making her product a reality and the endurance and drive to develop a product that will help diabetics like her daughters.
I am so impressed with your focus and tenacity. This is a project that obviously means so very much to you, and it is amazing to see you never waver in your pursuit if your goal.
I don’t know if I will give you hope BUT, you certainly give me hope! Hope that one mom will make a difference. I do hope, and trust, you are on to something. However, I am confident that both health care providers, patients, and family members, will be of benefit. Again, keep pushing forward! You will make a huge difference not only for your kids, but for many others.