Some fun questions:

1. What's your treatment-of-choice for lows?

2. Do you have a favourite lancing device? (Picker)

3. What's your favourite glucometer?

4. Where do you keep your 'stash'?

5. What's your favourite sugar-free food? (A food that would normally be made with sugar).

6. What finger do you test on most often?

7. What is/was your favourite spot to take an injection?

8. What about your LEAST favourite?

9. If you could change your monitor or supplies case at all, how would you change it?

10. What's the first thing you would do if you were cured from diabetes?

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How do you figure doses for cake frosting when you're low?? (and can you keep from over-doing it?

I get those tubes of cake gel/frosting from the markets. They have the carb count on the back but I usually just use that for super lows when I don't have any other sugary things to treat a low with. In that case, I just wing it and suck down as much as I can. But, I guess it would be the same for most things. Like with juice, it kind of just depends on how low I am.

If you suck down as much as you can, don't you then go high? You might want to try glucose tabs. You can figure out exactly how many you need (I use 2 if I'm in the 50s and 3 if I'm lower and then I just come up to normal without going high) Probably doesn't taste as good, but keeps you from going on a roller coaster

I think that we can state that glucose tabs don't taste as good with a high degree of scientifc certitude...

Yeah they definately don't taste as good haha! The cake frosting works for me, it might not for you. I don't usually go high after. It tastes good and it works for me! I especially like the tubes with swirly colors. :)

As long as you don't go high after....hey, whatever works!


Wait, what? You DON'T like biting into a bland, chalky tablet?

I don't expect them to taste good, Valerie, and for some people that's a good thing, because they can measure the exact dose needed and not be tempted to overdo as they wood with sweets.

For me, I hadn't eaten sugar for 13 years when I got diagnosed with diabetes and didn't want to do so. Even though I know they're pure glucose, I think of the tablets as "medicine" and that works well. Many people try having treats when they're low and for some they may be able to control the amounts and not eat too much. But for many, the low also stimulates severe hunger and when you combine that with the psychological "permission" to eat something they normally can't....well, they end up going from 50 to 250 really quickly which is not good for us!

Why not expect oral medicine to taste good? I think a low is a perfect opportunity for a sweet pick-me-up :)

1. Milk, very fast and the bit of fat and protein help to sustain it. Also, skittles are great if you're trending very slowly or not at all and only need to correct a little (a 70 for example) because each skittle is a little less than a gram and it's easy to customize/titrate a correction.

2. Accu-Chek Multiclix!

3. OneTouch Ultra Mini

4. I use a trunk like the kind in Harry Potter :)

5. I make this low fat sugar free cheesecake that is soooo good, I can't even believe it. Also, sugar free jello because it truly is free (most sugar free things use sugar alcohols that WILL raise your sugar just much later which is annoying...) and if you count sodas - DIET DR. PEPPER/SUNKIST

6. Left ring finger.

7. About four to five inches from my navel to either side.

8. Upper back arm.

9. Make them neon, HEYYYY


1. skittles
2. n/a
3. mini ultra
4. under the bed, in the glove compartment
5. Murry's sugar free cookies
6. left hand
7. side of stomach
8. anywhere that hurts
9. i would like not to need it
10. have a meal of cheesecake, oreos, cheetos, french fries and orange juice, yes i may get sick anyway but it will be worth




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