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Drink Hypo Treatment

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Nicola M, May 21, 2017.

  1. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have used a variety of liquid hypo treatments - my favourite is juice boxes (anywhere between 15 and 30g carbs), Just Juice has lots of great options around 15-20g, Ribena is almost 30g for bad hypos, Golden Circle has a bunch of 20-30g juices that I use sometimes. I also like small cans of soft drink (usually around 20g) - lemonade, Fanta/Sunkist, and occasionally Coke. I personally hate the taste of glucogel and other products targeted specifically at hypo treatments.
     
  2. SWUSA_

    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chocolate milk is my go to for hypos or when I am delayed eating regular meals after taking my glucose lowering medications-if this not available then Pepsi cola or Coke. I have also used Hersey's milk chocolate bar with almonds. I tend to over correct and so the protein of milk or almonds helps smooth out my glucose reactions so I do not rollercoaster.
     
  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @SWUSA_ Drinking milk based products will mean that the fat would delay the reaction time of the glucose taking effect, it's much better to drink a straight sugar drink to get glucose levels back up as quickly as possible, orange juice or coke are the only drinks I use when trying to get my BG levels up quickly, but as a rule of thumb I prefer 3 jelly babies to do the job :)
     
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  4. mojo_101

    mojo_101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry its not good but i just love full fat milk , with sugar if desperate, its my breakfast too
     
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  5. Balls101

    Balls101 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I've been using Lucozade since diagnosed in 1978. I'm scunnered by this sugar tax. I'm looking into starting a petition.
     
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  6. Jordi77

    Jordi77 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I found a quicker way ribeana as it contains 28 grams of sugar and it takes a small sip to bring your sugars up as the dsn told me as lucozade and coke are reducing the sugar in them and I have checked and coca cola are reducing sugars in all there pop so that they don't fall fowl of the sugar tax which is a waste of money and time especially if kids are going to eat and drink a lot of sugar and they don't care about it, it's us who suffer in the long run as normal
     
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  7. gavin86

    gavin86 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Got to try my glucose gel for real today.
    Verdict: works great, but, yuuucckhhhcccchhh!!

    Supposedly was 'tropical fruit' flavoured.. tastes just like 'berry' cough syrup does - neither like berries or tropical - and highly likely to make me vomit if I had felt any worse than I did already.
     
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    AnnJohnston Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use the small cans of coke as they're easy to carry on my handbag.
     
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  9. smcc

    smcc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink Asda isotonic sports dinks in the gym(32G glucose in 500ml) and only costs 40p. Always have some bottles in the car.
     
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    Crystalwand Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use Dextro energy, dextrose drink apple, 18g they are great for the gym, quick acting,
     
  11. CathytheChef

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    I was drinking orange juice for a while but decided it was too acidic and was upsetting my tummy, so now I'm back to the good old (not very delicious!) glucose tablets - I know they suck but they do what you need them to I guess. I try to stay away from fizzy drinks (take too long to drink) and artificial flavours etc.
     
  12. SWUSA_

    SWUSA_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you-my lows are usually in the 70 to 87mg/dl and very rare-chocolate milk does the trick for me, but just eating would probably work as well as I just take metformin and lantus once a day. I have type 2. I do always keep candy within reach just in case though ; )
     
  13. TheBigNewt

    TheBigNewt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apple juice. Works as well as any of the diabetes pimped products. Cheap.
     
  14. Danpope4

    Danpope4 Type 1 · Member

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    Recently I've swapped to cans of Sanpellegrino and Orangina plenty of sugars and Carbs in both which get to work quickly.
     
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    Mark-optimistic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I find the orange juice boxes from Aldi to be very useful as they sort my blood sugar out and are very cost effective. Being only 40p for 3 juice boxes. Hope this helped.
     
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    CJOtter Type 1 · Active Member

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    I have started using the tiny packets of haribos. They are around 12 grams of carb. They're not good for overnight though as I tend to not be able to stop at one when tired and hypo!

    I tend to avoid proper fruit juices as they are low GI (especially apple) so don't work so fast and encourage me to over shoot.
     
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