Tuesday, May 11, 2010
MAKING THE LOW GO!
I HATE being low. I went through almost a year where I didn't bolus for food, only corrected the high afterward because of my fear. Yeah, this brought my A1c wayyyyyy up.
When I do get low, it's so hard to "wait it out." I Just want to keep eating and eating so I can feel better, but then I get really high.....and really tired.
When I'm on-the-go, my favorite way to treat lows is glucose tabs. My favorite flavors are fruit punch and watermelon. They're kind of like giant smarties...only chalkier. I also like starbursts for my on-the-go-lows! They bring me back to my childhood when I used to eat packs andpacks! yummmmmmm!
Now that I'm home, my new favorite is orange blossom honey. I just take a spoonful or two and I'm good.
When I'm not too too low, but I know I'm going to be low later, I like to have something with carbohydrates and protein. Good snacks for this scenario include a glass of milk or a banana and peanut butter. These get my blood sugar up and keep it steady until my next meal.