Do they mold or only spot? We get spots but it is just discoloration. But maybe in your non-snow world (lol) mold is a bigger problem. I have a tube of 10 glucose tabs that has been in the car a long time. Last time I checked they had spots but still looked fine.
Although it may not sound it from my previous description of going crazy in a parking lot, I actually take driving very seriously. I consider it the most dangerous thing the majority of people will ever do in their lives. (Including my T1.) And certainly most people do not give it the consideration it deserves. I let me kids know that if they are drinking don’t try to figure out if they had “too much to drink” - just don’t drive. What I think is just as big of an issue (and perhaps more so) is getting in the car as a passenger where the other person who is driving has been drinking. I tell my kids if they suspect the driver was drinking they need to do open the door and get out. Once the car is moving they are in a bad spot. The time to get out is immediate.
They can call me anytime. As well with Uber, they can use the Uber app (even out here in the middle of nowhere - we tried it and it really worked - surprise !!!) to get a ride. I have my credit card loaded into the Uber app on my daughter’s phone. If she needs a ride then she doesn’t even have to call me. She can just get an Uber. Or call me. Whichever.
Texting on a Smartphone while driving is just as bad as driving drunk. Nobody should drive drunk. Nobody should drive while texting. Going down the highway, you see people doing it all the time. Somebody can get lucky for a long time and not have an accident. Luck doesn’t last forever.
What I try to convey to my kids is that driving is an activity which demands your undivided attention. No distractions from Smartphones, alcohol, anything. If you are driving then you are driving. If you need to send or receive a text - no big deal. Just pull to the side of the road. Do what needs to be done. Then get back to driving. Sometimes you really do need to send a text. Do it from the side of the road.
Low BG - same thing. When driving if you feel a low BG or the Dex alarms, no big deal. Pull over to the side of the road. Have some carbs. Wait for it to come up. Then get back on the road.
Getting back to the parking lot, my step-dad took me out to a parking lot in winter and we did all kinds of insane driving. The kinds of things we knew not to tell my Mother. She would totally freak. A couple years later, during winter, I did hit the brakes and nothing happened. It was like the brakes were not there. Just ice and then the car starts to spin. Without that parking lot experience, this would have been my first time with the car spinning when I was actually on the road. As it was, at least some of that parking lot experience came back fast enough to assist me in avoiding what could have ended up badly.