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what do people have when there levels drop

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by courty13, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. courty13

    courty13 · Member

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    what do people mainly have and think is best to get levels back up quite quickly ive been told not to have any lucozade until my level is 3.5 or lower
     
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    I use lucozade or glucose tabs even at 3.5. Anything else sugary can make my tum go washing-machine -like and can make me feel like vomiting. Not every time but enough to want to avoid it.

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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Depends how low really but nothing specific. Jelly babies, regular coke, orange juice, lucozade, they all work. Whatever is available at the time I guess. I would have to be very low and feeling shaky for this though. Otherwise, I would just have an apple or cereal bar or something.
     
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    Liquid glucose (Lucozade and Coke etc) by far works the fastest, for a 3.5 I would use 2 jelly babies followed by a small carby snack if it was within 3 hours of injecting.
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lucozade if available, if not anther sugary liquid, coke, milk anything I can get. Also followed up by 10~15 carbs if next meal is over an hour away.

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    Glucotabs if really low, otherwise I normally always have access to a bread roll so eat that first!

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    benjygirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lucozade, glucose tablets, then a small packet of unsalted Kettle crisps. It's the only time I ever eat them !!


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    My rule is that if I'm in the 3s then it's a mild hypo so have 3-5 dextro tablets. If I'm in the 2s then if things could get hairy if I drop any further as if my levels are in the 1s then I could lose consciousness so i'll get some lucozade down me asap.
     
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    4 or below 150ml of cola test after 15 mins and follow up with a choc bar if still not above 5.5


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