I use sweetarts to treat lows. They are 2 grams of carb each so I can treat milder lows easier than overdoing it with larger carb doses. Even though it's candy, I'm not a tart candy lover so it's not tempting to me to eat them when I don't need to.
Anyone else use sour patch kids? I'm also not a huge sour candy person, so it's a good little boost of sugar without letting me go all the way.
Ugh, I also hate glucose tabs, but I still use them. For mild lows, I use jelly bellies, but for more-than-mild lows I use the glucose tabs. I have also used the liquid glucose, but that is really expensive.
Try the GlucoLift tablets. More expensive probably, but they're all natural, non-GMO, and no corn syrup.
I use the Dex 4. I don't see any corn syrup in the ingredients. The grape ones are a bit better than the others. But basically I don't expect them to taste good, because I think of them as medicine, not candy!
DEX 4...I DID NOT SAY I DON'T LIKE THE FLAVOR...I SAID I ALMOST CHOKED ON THEM BECAUSE THEY FEEL POWDERY :(
AS A MATTER OF FACT I BOUGHT TROPICAL FLAVORS & RASPBERRY TODAY .THEY WERE ON SALE AT RITE AID 2 FOR $9 FROM $7 EA.& SMARTIES & DOVE peanut butter milk choco. squares & dove almond dark choco.will try them will see...
The chocolate & peanut butter will have too much fat in it to be used for a low. They won't raise your bg fast enough. Sometimes I'll double-treat my lows--two glucose tabs and then a bite of chocolate for the fat content to get my bg up and keep it there a bit.
I AGREE WITH YOU BUT WHAT'S LOW FOR ONE IS TOO LOW FOR SOMEONE ELSE.THERE'S " LOW" & THERE'S " HYPO LOW".
I use a "real" coke when I have a low and if that's not around I put 2 ts's of sugar into avery little bit of water. I know the coke has corn syrup in it but if all else fails try the sugar & water. Don't fill the glass full of water b/c it tasted TERRABLE but put about a fourth glass to a half glass of water in it then put the sugar in it. Just saying if ur having a bad low it will help bring u out of it
It might be hard to make if you have shaky hands or anything during a low. Good suggestion would be to make ahead of time and keep covered in the fridge or something.
Or just buy Juicy Juice boxes! Super portable.
The last time I had a low at work, I had to take the seal off of a new bottle of glucose tablets....good thing it wasn't a really bad low or I would have passed out before I got it open. I think it was on with super glue!
What about those little straws and the paper they're wrapped in with the juice boxes? Ha I'm not sure I can get those open even if I wasn't low! :) I keep thinking there must be a trick to it and I'm missing something...
OMG total nightmare during a low. LOL!