I know when I'm hypo, I enjoy being able to eat some sweets or chocolate, does anyone else have any treats that they look forward to having? Not at all saying that you should look forwrad to hypo's though!
aha same :)
I have the little Dextrose tablets that I use alot but it's always nice to know that you can say eat a chocolate digestive without feeling the need to test your sugar about 10 mins later =]
I'm not in any way saying that hypo's are good are that you should have a chocolate feast or anything!
Quite right. Chocolate is NOT a reasonable thing to use for hypos since the fat can slow absorption so much that it doesn't raise bg until AFTER your liver releases an overdose of glycogen to bring it back up, THEN the chocolate finally adds a high dose of glucose which drives you even higher.
Have heard from many diabetics over the last 23 years I've been online that ended up at 400 mg/dl or higher when they tried chocolate or other high fat foods to correct hypos. Best thing to have is juice, regular soda pop or other liquid with dissolved sugar in it, second choice candy or glucose tables that take a while to get fluid.
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