Usually, when I go low, I have no trouble eating (I'm the queen of the low-induced kitchen raid!). But twice in the last few days, I have had a "nauseous low," that is, a low blood sugar accompanied by extreme nausea. I had one yesterday and it nearly scared me to death. I was home alone and was so nauseous that I couldn't even fathom putting anything in my mouth. I was in the low 50s and dropping, and I knew I needed to eat something, but my stomach was so upset that I actually contemplated breaking out a glucagon kit and using it! I finally managed to choke down some juice, but I was so scared I was going to throw it back up (thankfully, it stayed down).

Does anyone else have this happen sometimes? Has anyone found something that works when they're in this scary low+nauseous state?

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It has happened to me a couple of times and is scary as all get out. One time I knew I could not get tabs down and went for the lemon gluco-gel. I'm one of those wierdos who love the taste. Another time I was alone when the "barfable low" hit and between that and neurological symptoms - panic and oncoming confusion - I went with the glucagon. Naturally between the shot and my own glucagon dump I shot from 36 to 587 in about 2 hours but as wretched as I felt I was alive to tell the tale.

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

Don't let this get around, but sometimes I actually like the taste of the orange glucotabs. They are like giant smarties! I've given myself glucagon a couple of times before, but that was always when I became sick after bolusing. And the side effects of that were not too fun.

hahaha ok I must not be weird either, lol they ARE like giant smarties. I also like eating cherry rolaids too. LOL. Im weird I know.

With lows I get slightly nauseated and have difficulty chewing. A teaspoon of honey helps to get the BG on the way up, another if necessary, finally a DanActive (regular, not light). I carry mini York Mint Patties in my purse for away from home. Glucose tabs just don't seem to work for me.

I also get nauseated but only after having several lows a day and I cant seem to get anything in no matter how tempting it may be I just dont feel like taking anything. I dont do the glucose tabs cause like Trudy I feel as if they dont work for me they take forever to raise my glucose when I do use them I use the Dex4. I end up drinking a glass of milk that works really fast for me I dont drink juice. I never have any at home not even for emergency I just dont like the taste of it its too much sugar!

oh, i'm so sorry to hear. yes, i usually always get nauseous when I'm below 60's...i've actually thrown up too. i asked my endo about it because i was concerned...it's normal and comes with a huge headache and weakness. i had one yesterday as well, just low 60's (in the middle of starbucks) felt like I was going to pass out because it was a huge, sudden drop. i ate jelly beans, they're small and i could keep them down. i actually came back home and had to lie down for a bit before heading back out.

I have never had nausea but I do get really nasty headaches after a low. This has been particularly true when the wife has done the glucagon injection. They bring my sugar up but whack me out for some reason.

Coke is really a great thing when ur going low. It has ALWAYS worked for me.

Coke works for me too when I'm having a nauseating low. Something about the carbonation I guess just like when you're sick as a child and you sip coke and eat saltines.

Coke and gatorade are my go-tos when I'm dropping into a low fast although I'm not a fan of the taste of gatorade. I rely on jelly beans to bump up approaching lows.

It helps that my husband MUST have "regular" coke in the house when all I have is diet coke here! LOL! I tend to get into his at that time! LOL!

Ah, yes, Ginger Ale!! That's what I need to get!!! Thanks for the reminder. It's the one thing I can usually choke down when sick. Of course, I'd need regular for this :-)

I've never gotten nauseated, but a few weeks ago I started sobbing during a nasty low. Weird.

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