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Hi :) can anybody recommend me of an energy bar to put in my bag for hypos ? Im not sure of i should take a sugar free bar that have good amount of carbs or one with sugar ?

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Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
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Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
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If you're looking to treat hypos, you're going to need carbohydrate. Now, if the bar is sugar free, I'm not quite sure how it has a good amount of carbs. but ideally, whatever you use to treat hypos should have carbs with a little bit of protein--not too much though, because that will delay

the absorption of any of the low-raising sugars you need!

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Morristown, NJ
Well I'm not sure what energy bar is great. Im a glucose tab guy, but if not I use skittles. There's a study out there that has shown skittles are almost as effective as pure glucose

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Orinda, CA
Glucose tabs are preferable because you can precisely control how much glucose you're taking (you probably only need 4 to 8 grams of carbs). Most bars have much more than this, and unless you plan on being active, you'll end up high. However, Kind bars are a healthy, relatively low carb brand!

You actually need about 12-16g of carbs to effectively treat hypoglycemia unless you are barely under the "low threshold".

tabs and skittles here also. treat the low first and add protein if continuing with activity. plan ahead if at all possible, and temp basal down if on a pump.

Durham, CA
tiger milk protein rich bars. my son has used them since diagnosis. help with lows and give him slow steady rise

Durham, CA
chocolate milk too. especially when he has practice at night he drinks chocolate milk before bed so we don't worry about lows in the night.

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