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I'm type one for 14 years and on an insulin pump. Not very controlled. Does anyone have any suggestions on things to treat a low? I eat until I feel better but brings me up to 4-500 sometimes .

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Minneapolis, MN
I used to do that too. Then I learned the trick of eating 15 carbs, then waiting 15 minutes to retest. I use glucose tabs.

Allentown, PA
I'm gonna get the glucose tabs! I actually forgot about those! Thanks!

Wellington, NZL
Mentos are really good too, they were recommended to me by another diabetic. Five pieces = 15g carb

Cambridge, GBR
Try a can of energy drink but after eat a few biscuits to make sure they stay stable

O'Fallon, MO
I go low often in the middle of the night and drink chocolate milk...it will help stop my BS from dropping unlike juices

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2008.Living with gestational diabetes since 2013.
Kerby, OR
String cheese is very helpful

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2008.Living with gestational diabetes since 2013.
Kerby, OR
Self made protein shakes with a small dash of peanut butter is always good

Allentown, PA
String cheese? But there's no carbs in strong cheese I thought. Or not enough to bring up sugar. The protein shakes sound good tho!

Allentown, PA
String*

Minneapolis, MN
String cheese is good for a low carb snack, NOT good for treating low blood sugar.

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