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What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggi Feb 11, 2012. 17 Replies

I normally have at lease 1 or 2 glucose low per day. If I am at home during the day, I drink 8 oz of normal cramberry juice. During the night at 4 am when are mostly my lows, I reduce my basal 80%…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for Bella
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES BELLA!! (You haven't been commenting in a…"
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"I was in Cancun for vacations, I desconected my dexcom because it doen't go with my bikini and I keep my glucose in control."
Mar 14, 2012
Bella replied to SAMANTHA's discussion 'Need advice and help!'
"Hi Samantha that's the name of my little niece!I think the best way is to keep you glucose in a range for example 80-150. Diabetes is diferente for any one, some people take more insuline daily than others and carbs act different too in aeach…"
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shoshana27 left a comment for Bella
"to all of you: when i'm very low i use glucose or when home juice or sweetened yogurt which i love. away from home of course i carry glucose tabs,juice,dry cereal,anything that is convenient to carry in portions.i just tested(3 pm ) 71 which is…"
Mar 13, 2012
Maggi replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"I use juice boxes of OJ. I have a hard time w/ the tablets as they take forever to raise me.Someone on here talked about Skittles candy and i try to have those at work or in the car in the winter. Testing your basal sounds like a good idea.At home…"
Feb 11, 2012
jbowler replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"I try to have something with fat in it. I've used fruit juice in the past to combat lows, but for me it seems much better to have something longer acting in there too, fat is easiest. So recently I've been eating biscuits that have carbs…"
Feb 9, 2012
Bella replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"Thank you Leo2, I will try to do that."
Feb 9, 2012
Bella replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"Actually I have more lows than 2. I am normally good with 30 to 50 carbs, like a bar and a Kool-Aid pouch."
Feb 9, 2012
Bella replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"I woke up at 4 am because mu pump run out of insuline, and it was 119, then the alarm sound at 4:30am and it was 86 and I reduced my basal 80% and about 5am was 53, so I have to get up to drink somthing. Last night I could't sleep trying to…"
Feb 9, 2012
smileandnod replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"For me, glucose tablets don't work fast enough. The tablets eventually work but I find that liquids work faster for me. Of course, it depends too on how low I am. I prefer jelly beans if I'm just trying to bump up a little bit. For me,…"
Feb 9, 2012
LaGuitariste replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"If I'm just low-ish and dropping (e.g. 70 and starting to feel shaky) I will eat fruit or drink 1% milk and then follow-up with a handful of almonds. If I'm low-low (e.g. 30's to 50's) I eat glucose tabs or gel and then fight the…"
Feb 8, 2012
Jane K replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"I find that orange juice is very effective in raising my blood glucose when it's low. I drink 4 ounces of orange juice (no pulp, because I don't like pulp). In the middle of the night I follow the OJ with a handful of nuts to keep my BG up…"
Feb 8, 2012
nel replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"I use Dex4 ...besides sensitive to insulin also sensitive to treatment ...before supper tonight I tested at 3.7 ( x 18 ) took 3/4 Dex pill , next test before supper 4.5 ( x 18 )...followed by supper .Zoe hits it right on ?? ... basal settings need…"
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acidrock23 replied to Bella's discussion 'What is more effective to raise up your glucose when you have it LOW? And How much?'
"What was it when you woke up?"
Feb 8, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
June 20, 1984
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8 on December 2011
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas pump 2020 and Dexcom sensor
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I am from Venezuela and since I am living in Michigan, my husband put me in control and I got a pump. My A1C was 9% but since I have the pump I keep it under 7%. I love my pump, it give me freedom. Now I am using the Dexcom sensor since last year. It helps but I have been disappointed with it many times.

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My Pros and Cons about DEXCOM 7

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 7:05pm 6 Comments

Finally, I found a place where to express my opinion about the Dexcom 7. I call it little monster. Yes, it is a monster but monster can be good and not too good.

I got my Dexcom last year, about one year ago now and I still don't like it too much and I tell you why?

My Cons about DExcom

- The receiver is too big, bigger than my pump and cellphone.

- The receiver is very uncomfortable to carry on, it should be something like a watch in many colors.

- It drives me crazy!…

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At 3:57am on February 6, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BELLA!!
(You haven't been commenting in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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At 3:38am on February 6, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Bell, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.a

At 2:58am on February 6, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, Bella. I wish for you a most wonderful day and many,many more. ENJOY!!!

At 8:38am on February 6, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 4:41am on February 6, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Bella. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:19am on February 6, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELLA!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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At 12:21pm on March 13, 2012, shoshana27 said…

to all of you: when i'm very low i use glucose or when home juice or sweetened yogurt which i love. away from home of course i carry glucose tabs,juice,dry cereal,anything that is convenient to carry in portions.i just tested(3 pm ) 71 which is low for me after meal.i felt it. had yogurt 20 carb.pump said to take 9u., i took 4u.of course will test later again & if needed readjust.

At 8:26pm on February 8, 2012, Gerri said…

Kisses to Mijo. He has a very kissable & pinchable face.

At 7:25pm on February 6, 2012, Jim said…

Hi Bella, I hope you are having a good Birthday! I guess I use my dexcom more for trending than for the exact number. I know if I'm trending up with a double arrow that I need to what thing really close to be sure I don't go too high, likewise if I am trending down I know I need to watch things.I would agree with you that especially when BS is spiking up and down the actual number does become inaccurate. But if I limit the amount of spikes, it is fairly accurate. Happy B Day!!

At 4:39am on February 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Bella. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

 
 
 

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