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Topic Title: How do you treat your low's?
Created On: 12/17/2009 11:45 PM
 12/21/2009 11:47 PM

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[p]Anna-[/p][br][p]I love the Dex-4's yum! I need to start keeping a juice box on my night stand but I forget or my daughter drinks it. Smarties, the sugar ones that taste like pure sugar. OMG, chocolate covered smarties exist? gross! I am not a fan of chocolate; I do love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups:) I honestly, try to stay away from treating my lows with food because if the weight gain and not being able to stop. When I'm low I reach for glucose tabs. I have a juice box in my car and a few snacks in my purse but I am apart of the glucose tab generation. [/p]
 12/18/2009 12:09 AM

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[p]I have become better over the years of not trying to pig out when I have lows (hear you on that Cherise <lol>). It's the night time lows that I now have less frequently then when I was MDI (multiple doseage injecting) that were the worst for me. I used to leave the cupboards bare with some of the hypos in those days. Not very pleasant for my hubby to discover in the a.m. when he'd get up for work - kitchen in a disarray - ugh![/p][p]I have become [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSDF8VvU13M]an adult now[/url] (at 50 <lol>) - and even when I'm reading 1.9 mmol/l (34 mg/dl) - will first test my BG to confirm that it's a low, then I'll count out the amount of [url=http://dex4.com/]Dex 4[/url]'s I need depending on my BG reading, chew, chew, chew (coconut flavour ones are heavenly, like a Pina Colada without the hang over <lol>). One thing a friend of mine taught me tho', is to keep a juice box on my bedside table, but because of years of being trained to stumble to the kitchen (no stairs required - live in a bungelow), I forget about it sitting there, all lonely, waiting to be sucked on.[/p][p]In my backpack, I always carry Dex 4's, some sugary snacks, a juice box if I have room. Also, keep juice boxes in my car, except they've probably exploded the last few days due to the frigid temps - so will see if I have a surprise waiting for me tomorrow (I only use the car once a week - am trying to be Green).[/p][p]Cherise - when you say [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarties]Smarties[/url], do you mean the chocolate candies with the sugar coating or the American version of [url=http://www.smarties.com/]Smarties[/url]? If you mean the chocolate ones, beware, because of the fat content, the sugar enters into your blood stream slower, so it's not the best food to use for treating a low. If you mean the American Smarties, they are good, just beware you don't overeat as I've heard they are GOOD (never had them, can't seem to find them when I go to New York/Vermont states - sigh - I love candy - oops - did I say that???? <lol>).[/p]
 12/17/2009 11:45 PM

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[p]I was diagnosed with diabetes almost 6 years ago. I was taught to carry glucose tablets with me. I am a huge fan of the berry glucose tablets; kinda taste like smarties. I treat my lows with food everyonce in a while but I notice when I use food to treat a low, I can't stop eating and I end up over treating a low. I am curious-- How do you treat your low's? Do you carry glucose tabs, glucose gel, smarties, juice box or food? [/p]

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