Blood Sugar

By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-09-30 20:36:22 -0500
Started 2012-09-28 14:21:05 -0500

Last night, my family and I went out to eat for Mexican. Then when I came home, I had a mini sized Hershy bar. This morning though, I woke up with my blood sugar being 40. I ate a Hershy bar, and it went up to 74. How could that happen? Or was it something I did? I did take my medicine too, after I ate everything I needed to.

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Gracie40 2012-09-30 12:49:57 -0500 Report

Used to be that diabetics carried hard candy to combat low blood sugars. But there are now items such as glucose tabs and glucose gel to squirt in your mouth. Certainly not as tasty as candy, but a "known" quantity. They should keep the bottom from dropping out until you can get some protein. Even a small glass of skim milk can help after the glucose tabs. The key is not to overload on cookies, candy or other kinds of junk food, because that kind of stuff can cause negative consequences in your blood glucose later on in the day .

pontufex 2012-09-29 10:10:25 -0500 Report

Like Jay said, chocolate isn't the best food for bringing BG up, since like he said the fat slows the absorption of the sugars into your system.
I keep glucose tablets on hand at all times just in case my BG bottoms out on me. They're a quick fix to keep me going long enough to get to some fruit which seems to bring my BG to a higher stable level.

jayabee52 2012-09-28 19:15:16 -0500 Report

Well it DID go up. and it was technically in the "normal" blood glucose (BG) range. I know some folks still don't feel good at that level *that is why I say "technically"

Generally speaking chocolate is not the best food to bring up the BG levels since the fat in the chocolate slows down digestion and the rise of BG.

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