Snacks

Flustrated
By Flustrated Latest Reply 2012-09-14 09:36:51 -0500
Started 2012-09-11 01:50:29 -0500

Got up midnight with low count. Took tablet and need idea for snack to hold me till 6 am. Can't go to fridge because dog will wake up and make me take her out. Afraid she will find something to chase and I'll be dragged with her. Snack has to be none refrigerate. Thank you in advance.


19 replies

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2012-09-14 07:28:06 -0500 Report

I tell my cats to shew, in this morning. They beat me to the kitchen. If they are all ready fed, than they do not need more food. They are not starving by a long shot lol! We keep dry food out 24/7. Each has its own preference, to what they eat. I get what I want and go on with what I am doing. They can wait.

Beata2
Beata2 2012-09-13 06:25:26 -0500 Report

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who has a pet that thinks I'm there to provide and serve. Lol. My dog is my fav walking buddy

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-09-11 15:49:09 -0500 Report

I do peanut butter and celery, or even turkey rolled up in lettuce. I try to avoid carbs as at my age my metabolism just won't get rid of them as efficiently.

Flustrated
Flustrated 2012-09-13 11:13:44 -0500 Report

Turkey and lettuce sounds good. I'll put it in a lunch box that is almost like a cooler when I put ice in it.

Ms. DAT
Ms. DAT 2012-09-11 15:29:10 -0500 Report

I recall while providing care in the hospital that Graham crackers/milk were available, jell-o or even a half turkey sandwich/peanut butter& jelly and even some fresh fruits at times are a good bedtime snack to have at your finger tips. Check your blood sugar before you go to bed which will help choose what to snack on. I do my best to keep healthy snacks available at all times for me and my family. I do not eat a lot of snacks before bedtime because my blood sugar tends to run high during the night. Point is to keep snacks/fluid available at all times as much as possible.

I want to share this for the first time!!! A friend called about 2am. I could hear the loud snoring noises over the phone coming from the spouse. I rushed over there and saw the spouse on their knees leaning at the bedside. I asked the friend about the blood sugar being checked. The blood sugar was in the 20's. I asked do you have any juice here? I said call 911 now!! I went to the fridge while friend at bedside with spouse and gave the spouse instruction upon arousal( I'm a trained professional). Paramedics arrived and the spouse blood sugar rose to over mid 40's and was able to respond appropriately and was told of the events.

That episode never happened again because the spouse and friend was provided with in-home teaching on managing diabetics,signs and symptoms and how to prevent low blood sugar events in the future.

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2012-09-14 07:31:51 -0500 Report

We followed that same standards at the hospital where I worked to. Was told that peanut butter, and milk are the best for low blood sugar.

genniedevera
genniedevera 2012-09-11 05:44:41 -0500 Report

I didn't know we can eat Graham crackers! Yay!

MAYS
MAYS 2012-09-11 06:09:06 -0500 Report

Whole grain snacks are great!
Such as Graham Crackers, Freshly Popped Popcorn without Butter (I add my own seasonings such as Cayenne Pepper) etc., whole grain foods add the benefit of fiber, and that's a good thing!
Although we may think that our resources are limited when it comes to snacks, they aren't, we limit ourselves with our lack of knowing what we can and cannot have.

These links may interest you:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-e...

http://tracker.diabetes.org/?&utm_source=...

~Mays~

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-09-11 02:03:03 -0500 Report

Howdy Flustrated
What about peanut butter on graham crackers?
Protein and complex carb should get you through till 6 AM.