Tuesday, May 11, 2010


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.


  1. AWESOME Karen...I use milk for Joe if he is 80-160 before goin out on our backyard ice rink...it is a good "booster" - keeps him up nicely...and we too are glucose tab users and total Starburst freaks...buy them at CostCo!

  2. I love the idea for orange blossom honey!!! That sounds super yummy :)

  3. Hey there -
    Nice to*meet* you! Peanut butter and banana are on my list as well.
    I do the honey thing, but I take a spoon of peanut butter and squirt some honey on top of it, and wash it down w/vanilla soy milk.

  4. OK I def have to start buying my starburst at costco!

    I love the honey and peanut butter idea. I'll have to try that with my next low!