Well I hate regular sodas but if I need to I will drink like half a can and then retest in like 15-20 min. Thats if I'm not hungry. If I am hungry I will eat about 15-20 carbs retest them bolus for what I am eating since my pod will not let me bolus if my sugar is uner 60.
Depends what I have around. I'm trying to lose weight so I usually look for the lowest calories that will get me the carbs I need, without eating something that I'm going to need for supper later! If I have dextrose tablets I'll use those, or I'll snag a slice of bread or whatever we have lying around (crackers, a tortilla, etc.). Sometimes I eat peanut butter but that's not the best because with all the fat and protein it takes a long time to get digested. Coke is good too, so is fruit juice. Liquids get absorbed into the system a lot faster than solids.
Then after I've had my 15g, I'll pop in a piece of gum. It helps calm that "EAT EAT EAT" signal that your brain keeps sending out long after you don't actually need to eat anymore, keeps me from overdoing it.
I use 4oz Juicy Juice boxes. They work fast and are portion controlled at 15 to 17g of carb, depending on the flavor you get, so you don't over treat. I will then pop a sugar free hard candy in my mouth to stop the EAT EAT EAT feeling I get when low. Bread takes too long for me and then I over treat by eating more and more!
will.thats anice discussin,thanks(i know me spelling is wrong,but remember shaky!)
about the lows,i always enter in a low mood in the morning,but its not the only time!
so usually when i get my lows i am in aclass(it becoms 50's-sometimes 40's-two times droped to 23!)
but what do i do,iset in my place(hey,i am asecondary,!i wont miss my math class for a stupid low!!-even though that stupid might make me dead!-)and i wait if its aclass,then i would go buy some chocolate(my favourate part of being diabetic)-iknow its not good but...
if i was in a good obeydient girl i would buy juice
if iam in my house and woke from my sleep i will -strech- my hand and grab the closest-chocolates,juice,fruit,..etc.
I've over-treated lows, so now I use Dextro Tabs or jelly beans. Don't like the taste of either so not tempting to eat too many & easy to carry around. For me, 1 gram sugar raises me 10 pts every time so a few does it.
i know that it is the line from the doctors office, and that immediately makes it suspect, but this one works... "15, 15, 15" 15 grams of carbohydrates will raise your blood sugar 15 points in 15 minutes. it is a pretty good rule of thumb for me. a coke will send you over the moon....
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