I understand that Dr. B recommends dextrose tabs for first-wave treatment of hypos, but what do you have after that?
I am trying to follow a fairly strict interpretation of a "clean" low carb diet (kind of Paleo/Bernstein) to get my BG's under control and to lose weight. I've gotten almost all of the sugary, starchy, carby stuff out of my house (there wasn't much left, but still).
I realize that I have plenty of emergency gels and dextrose tablets on-hand for hypos, but what am I going to eat for the second wave of treatment, after I get the initial boost from the dextrose? I don't want to go flying off my diet by keeping a bunch of tempting junk in the house, but I also don't want to sit there yo-yo-ing up and down on dextrose tabs all night in the event of a miscalculation or unforeseen drop in my insulin resistance, either (this happens sometimes a day or two after strenuous exercise.) I do have a bunch of emergency Ensure (in case of the flu or an earthquake) but...yuck.
In the past I would have made a sandwich, grabbed a stack of crackers with cheese or microwaved starchy leftovers. I guess I could keep some plain canned yams on hand or something like that, but that seems kind of brutal at 1:30 in the morning.
Any ideas on moderate carb snacks that are Bernstein approved for treating hypos, preferably with a Paleo spin, i.e. no bread, pasta, peanut butter or yogurt?
All I can think of are starchy vegetables like pumpkin, but how do you make pumpkin snack-worthy in a hurry?!? Just heat it up with a pinch of salt? I guess I could do that.