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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by lopper, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. lopper

    lopper · Active Member

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    i tested my sugar level a little time ago 3.3
    i had a bite sinse
    any ideas on a quick pick me up
    tia
     
  2. Addy

    Addy · Active Member

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    I use full sugar fanta, it works fairly quickly.

    ...falling is not the problem, it's when you land...
     
  3. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lopper

    A glass of fruit juice concentrate is good (something like breakfast orange).
     
  4. fergusc

    fergusc Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    When I've been a bit low, I've tried everything to see what brings me back up quickly, but also doesn't send me too far the other way.

    There's nothing quite so depressing as a low followed by a high, then everything begins to unravel.

    In the end, I've found that Dextrosol tablets do the job very well. I know fairly accurately how much 1 tablet will raise my bs, so it's much easier not to overshoot. 1 tablet typically raises my bs by 0.7mmol/l, so 3.4mmol/l plus 2 dextrosol would get me to 4.8, 3 would get me to 5.5 etc etc.

    Plus they taste fine, easy to carry around and last forever.

    All the best,

    fergusc
     
  5. sofaraway

    sofaraway · Well-Known Member

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    I use glucose tablets normally, as i find this easiest not to overtreat with.
    i get really really thirsty when I'm low so juice, lucozade aren't ideal as I will drink far too much.
     
  6. Rick

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    Got to be a good chocolate bar, anything really but my favourite is biscuit Boost.
    By-the-way, how much levemir/lantus are you on fergusc; as one dextrose tablet would cover a hypo as well as any chocolate bar, if I had three my blood sugar would be about 20. I take about 10-14 units of levemir and just be interested to see the differences.

    Cheers,
    Rick.
     
  7. fergusc

    fergusc Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rick,

    I'm on 12 units of Humalog and 8 units of Lantus per day at the moment. I'm amazed that 1 Dextro has the same effect as a chocolate bar for you. There's got to be, what, 50g of carbohydrate in a typical bar and 3g in a Dextro tablet? The fat in the bar could be slowing things down for you, what would your levels be, say, a couple of hours later?

    All the best,

    fergusc
     
  8. Rick

    Rick · Well-Known Member

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    This afternoon I went for a 1.5hr bike followed by a 1.5hr run, my blood sugar was 7.3 when I started and I had a Twix 45mins in, a dextrose tablet at 1.5hrs and another tablet at about 2hrs 15mins. I expected my reading to be around 4 when I got back and was pleased to see it was 3.8 - bang on! Golly I was pleased!
    I've don't tend to look at the pure carb levels of food, only the sugar content and, am I not right in saying, is dextrose not just like pure sugar?
    This is all very interesting; I've spent the last four years just sorting myself out without ever thinking that things such as this varied so much between people.
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  9. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rick,

    Anything ending in "ose" is pure sugar.
     
  10. Fugs

    Fugs · Well-Known Member

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    You can buy some stuff in Boots and probably most other chemists. It's called hypostop and costs about £4. I've never tried it as I always hyper but a good friend who's been diabetic for over 40 years swears by it

    Out of my mind,
    Back in 5 minutes


    >^..^<
     
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