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What do you eat to get out of hypos and to stay level

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Oliviat1999, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Oliviat1999

    Oliviat1999 · Member

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    A bit bored of dextro tablets and glocose don't know what other things are good.
    any suggestions?
    Also any carb free snacks you can think of x :?:
     
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    Mrscarter · Newbie

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    Jelly babies, Lucozade.., orange juice is supposed to be pretty good too when you're having a hypo xx


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  3. Oliviat1999

    Oliviat1999 · Member

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    Thx I will try it I have actually just had a hypo that's why I am up! Thx again x
     
  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Jelly babies work quite fast for me.
     
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    abs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use dextrose gel as dont eat sweets or just water with sugar in.
     
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    I sometimes have Jam on toast and then the carbs prevent me from having a further hypo later on. If not I stick to the lucozade and maybe some crackers
     
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    kezz01489 · Active Member

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    thats a fab one jam on toast quick sugar to treat hypo n carbs for later. tasty too. thanks for idea.

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    What do you eat to get out of hypos and to stay level Hi there, I highlighted the stay level because after having a hypo the BS can shoot up many hours later :( I have found that yogurts are good for me personally, I have tried many things over the years,mainly dextro tablets and the jelly babies, jam, marmalade, or some chocolate etc. Mt BS was 3.7 after dinner last night, so I had an opened tub of Yonken yogurt and had 2 desert spoons, at bedtime I was 7.9 and this morning, at breakfast 9.1 and lunch today, 5.4. so this has kept my BS fairly level without a huge spike afterwards. Now this is something I have started to do and it works for me, because the other quick acting hypos foods send my BS so high I have to take more Insulin to bring it down, but I have to be so careful because I have often gone into hypo again. As I have said this works for me and the 3.7 wasn't a dangerous level, but if it was much lower then I would of had a quick acting sweet food. Its been many, many years of trying and testing different things and I am still learning after 23 years :) I hope you find something that works for you. Best wishes RRB
     
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    Jeaniebrock · Newbie

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    I was told by my practice nurse that I could not have grapes or banana's,but read somewhere that actually banana's are good at raising BS slowly,so now buy green ones keep them in salad box in fridge and just keep a couple out to ripen,not had any ill effects. Jeanie


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  10. kleef74

    kleef74 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lucozade and a sandwich should sort you out 4 a couple of hours


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  11. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Ref jelly babies..
    My dsns insisted I had jelly babies as hypo stoppers.

    I stopped the milk and sugar that I had when home, and my favourite which was Lidls mini mars equivalent when I was out..

    After doing this for 12 months, my bowel got impacted 3 times in 3 months. Saw a gastroenterolist. Had lots of tests, but he asked me if I had changed anything about my diet... Answer was no, I'm really good at eating fruit and veg and white meat etc.. Then I thought... Jellybabies... I have stopped them totally, and have dolly mixtures or m&s soft mints.. Or roses at christmas..

    Since stopping jelly babies my stomach has returned to being normal again. The shapes test the hospital did on me before I stopped the jb said that I had 48 out of 60 shapes still inside my colon after 5 days.. Should have been none .. And I was diagnosed with slow transit colon.

    All meds have stopped for my stomach and the jelly babies.. I suspect that the jelly babies somehow afftected the speed of the food processing and moving.. But havent got proof.. Until I either get another blocked bowel in which case I am wrong.
     
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    Lucozade and a couple of the Go-Ahead bicuits does the trick for me. However I must say I hate how I feel when coming out of a hypo situation when your body gets the sugar rush.......Horrible.
     
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    When you have hypo you need something acting fast..recomended are jelly babies, gluco tabs,lucozade, cola or orange juice..i go with the juice mostly as i always have it at home and can get it at work easily. But small glass is all i need..i don't want to overdo it and end up too high in sugar. In the supermarkets they have got those small cartons of juice for kids..they are very good.exactly the amount you need. :thumbup:
     
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    I personally use pure orange juice not the sugar free ones there usually about 20 grams per carton thats if its a fast hypo then about 10/20 grams slow realising stuff like bread or a biscuit..if it seems a slow hypo then a nibble on a boost bar does the trick. I take both out everytime iam out the house.
     
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    enough dextro tablets to raise my blood sugar to a healthy level (4-5), then a small amount of long acting carbs such as one or two rivita
     
  16. Ausra

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    DannyH, what is a fast hypo/slow hypo? it's the first time i'm hearing it, asking just out of curiosity :)
     
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    spaceman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    FRUIT PASTILES ive found to be best
     
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    jamie_henderson1 · Newbie

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    Peanut Butter on toast or in a sandwich, It`s a nice treat, makes you look forward to a hypo.
    Jamie
     
  20. nmr1991

    nmr1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Jelly babies make me want to throw up after eating 1 or 2, might be a reaction, anyway, if I don't have glucose tablets handy I eat 2 or 3 chocolate bars, even though they are slow acting, I feel more normal when I have a hypo than having high blood sugar or even normal blood sugar.
     
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