Hypo's....

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  1. ditzeeblonde

    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

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    How do you combat them?

    Am having them quite a bit at the moment, dropping down into the 2's... not sure whats best to bring them back up again?
     
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    Hi Ditze blonde I have that problem too but always in the middle of the day at 1pm or 3pm I usually take some lucozade to bring them up but I've recently taken to eating an apple (red) which does the same for me but I can never really say why this happens as it can be because I didn't have a snack (fruit) between breakfast and lunch but somedays it will happen anyway even if I do eat !go figure!!! so sorry I can't be of more help to you but I'd love to see if anyone else has ideas on this
    Mary x
     
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    I use half a small carton of orange juice. Works every time. :)
    Why are you having hypos now?
     
  5. Ricki

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    Jelly Babies! Heard Jelly Bavies are low fat and high sugar so gave then a try and now carry then everywhere. Work quickly and less calories than Mars.
     
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    I also use GlocoGel
     
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    Hi! Try GlucoGel, it tastes horrible but works fast and is good if levels have dropped very low. GlucoGel is only available on prescription so ask your Doctor.
     
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    I swear by jelly babies, 5 jelly babies and my sugar levels are back up where they need to be and find I don't need a carby snack after to prevent levels dropping back down again which I do with Lucazade x
     
  9. michmick

    michmick Slimmer for Cornwall

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    I use glucotabs. Had a bad experience with lucozade and hate the stuff now! If I carried jelly babies with me all the time, I'd eat them!
     
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    I find 4 or 5 jelly babies do the trick.
     
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    I was having 200ml of Lucozade and 1 slice of toast. But I found that my sugars were sky high at my next meal.

    What's been working for me lately is a slice of toast, 200ml low fat milk and I have a small amount of insulin. My blood sugars are then normal for my next meal!
     
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    I swear by carrying a little bag of sweets with me ... i sometimes sneak a few but you need to remember that if you did eat them, you would get caught short if you was to hypo ..... i hate hypos !!!!
     
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    hypos are so inconvenient and such an obstruction to dieting!

    3 jelly babies is the new fave of the DSN's around here :) and no need for anything carby afterwards :)

    I must admit that I do sometimes feel the need to eat something, like i cant quite control it, but I always bolus the exact amount of carbs over and above the 3 jelly babies.

    I have to put them into the tiny kids lunchbox plastic bags, so i dont eat the pack! you can fit about 5 in them :)
     
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    I just had my first one for ages. I have jelly beans followed by a couple of oatcakes. I find I cannot drink when hypoing so lucozade just dribbles down my chin, most becoming.
     
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