Hello everyone. I was just looking for some different snack/drink options for my 12 year old daughter when she gets low. Her normal go to are the glucose tablets/gels, juice and skittles. What else is good for raising her BG levels? She would like to try different things every once in a while but we are not sure what would be good. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!
Every spare moment that my husband and I have we spend learning as much as we can about Type 1...internet, books, etc....at times I feel I'm letting it take over my life, and I do force myself to "take it down a notch"...(but the jelly beans were my own idea)...I've also received advice from this site just like you!
Isn't this site wonderful?!
my sons lows tend to hit close to meal or snack times where he brushes after to i never thought to much about this, luckily he rarely has lows away from home so he isnt eating to many jelly beans :)
This may sound a little odd, but we use chocolate milk boxes for Eric except when he's significantly low (juice is then the favored treatment). The reason is, we've found that chocolate milk will get his BG up and keep it up for a sustained period of time, whereas juice tends to be short lived... and if Eric is trending low, or if he's very very active, the chocolate milk does a better job of keeping him in range, whereas juice/candy or glucose tabs tend to peter out quickly. We do not use chocolate milk when he's significantly low, because it takes longer to absorb... but, for instance, if he drops to 50 after hanging in the lower part of his range for most of the day, I'm likely to give him 10 g of juice carbs and then follow up with 22 g of chocolate milk 15-20 minutes after (with insulin given to cover the chocolate milk but not the juice). With that pairing, I can be generally certain that he will not go low again for at least 2-3 hours.
Horizon Organics is the chocolate milk box of choice. Nestle and Hershey's tend to make him shoot the moon, for some reason, but the HO version of the milk box just gets him up and keeps him there.
Thank you! That is another thing we had problem with is her getting up but going up too high or not going up fast enough.
I am so thankful for everyone's help!!