I guess the same goes for pre-excercise, i.e. to have a bit of a snack before hitting the stage. But I don't like to eat too much before playing, because don't want to be too weighed down or eat stuff that repeats ;-)

Anyone have a favourite pre-gig snack to stave off the hypos?

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Ive always kept a little bowl of chocolate on the amp beside my drink.
I would be too tempted to snack out on the chocolate i reckon... hehehe. Someone suggested glucose tablets which might be a good idea.

Now i'm struggling with carpal tunnel problems which is making playing guitar for a whole set a painful experience. I have had a problem with this a few years ago, which went away with physio, excersies and wearing wrist splints, but now it's back :-(
Man that sucks.

I was riding my bike last year and got hit by a car and broke iwo fingers and tore a tendon. I just now started to be able to play with out pain. So, I guess I kinda know how you feel.

The occupational therapists have really cool ultra sound machines that break up the scar tissue and calcium...

If my sugars low I prefer chocolate since I do enjoy that. Actually if you eat something with alot of protein before you should be ok. It takes awhile to get absorbed and should keep you steady...
No good man, wow that's pretty bad!

My latest challenge - advanced glaucoma. Not good at my age, have to have surgery soon.

It never ends! lol


Oh yeah? Considered that a few years ago but have never done it. Still an ongoing issue though it comes and goes.

While on stage I drink warm sweet tea. I've sung for alot of bands and sweet tea helps with lows and helps keep the voice moist and clear up any discomfort that may occur. Something sweet like a candybar helps prevents lows, but I think the sweet tea helps as you play and you can adjust how much to drink according to how you feel. Also, liquid gets into the bloodstream quicker than eating anything.

I like warm low cal Gatorade for the same reasons, only 7 carbs per small bottle I can sip it when needed over a set and not worry about getting too high...er, BG-wise, I mean. If I'm getting low, the whole bottle is almost the same as 2dex tabs. Plus you can drink it warm, has electrolytes to help when you sweat, etc etc. Easy to find, too, which helps.




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