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Fastest way to raise low BG

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Pota, May 15, 2014.

  1. Pota

    Pota · Active Member

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    What is the ABSOLUTELY fastest way to raise low bloodglucose?
    I had Hypo last day, 2.2 before i felt beeing low. And that was 1,5 hour after last meal.
    What can raise the BG fastest? Except taking a glucose injection.

    How are these?
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    Anything even faster?
     
    #1 Pota, May 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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  2. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Liquid glucose, cheapest form is glucose powder mixed with a bit of warm water as dissolves quicker or use some fizzy glucose drink.
     
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  3. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pota that's a serious problem. You are losing hypo awareness. You need to loosen up your control. Let your average blood sugar come up. It is dangerous to lose hypo awareness.
     
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  4. Hollister

    Hollister Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Let your average blood sugar run a little higher for a while.
    I find after i've been higher, my hypo awareness is alot better.

    Gluco-gel, glucose tablets and things like that don't seem to work on me.

    Best thing to do is drink some lucozade or a full-sugar fizzy drink with some carbs. I usually would have a cereal bar or some digestives.
     
  5. Miss90

    Miss90 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me it's lucazade and for some reason the pink lemonade one works the best!


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  6. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    As CarbsRok says the fastest way is liquid glucose, Lucozade works fine as does those party size cans of full sugar Coke, you can also buy liquid glucose in the likes of Boots.
     
  7. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If we are talking absolute fastest, my personal belief is that warm drinks are faster than cold. So a coke off the shelf is better than one out of the fridge. My theory is that the coldness can stall the stomach lining so it's less absorb..., absorpt.., er, absorby.
     
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    SpikeThacker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i'm lead to believe by my wife who's a nurse, that gluco-gel is the fastest way to get the levels up, but as spiker said, you should re-evaluate you hypo awareness and let you blood sugars come up for a while, try and stay above 5 a least.
     
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