Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week. Making the low go. Sure, we all have our guilty pleasures. That ice cream or candy we eat when we're low and can "get away" with it. I try to keep that kind of stuff out of my house for the simple fact that I don't eat it when I'm low...I eat it all the time!
One thing I try to keep on me and in my house at all times is juice boxes. They are quick, easy, and taste way better than glucose tabs.
Apple juice is my juice of choice. Sadly, most juice boxes are around 25 grams of carbs. Since 15 grams is where we're supposed to stop, I'm stuck with trying to stop partway through a juice box. At one point, I used to be able to get these (not the whole jug, of course):
They were 12 grams of carbs. Basically, perfect for treating a low. Sadly, the only store in my town that carried them, no longer does. So I've reverted back to my 25 gram boxes. Sometimes I can find them when I go out of town, and if I do buy them, I buy around 4 or 5 packs. Cause I'm weird like that. LOL
I try to carry some glucose tabs around in my purse "in case of emergency", but I really don't use them often, because....well, I just don't like them. I had a flavor I semi-tolerated that was at Wal-Mart, but they quit carrying them, so I've just purchased a new flavor. Raspberry. We'll see how that goes. In all reality, I only use them as a last resort.
So, D-OC, that's how I make my low go. What about you?