By pjrobinsonnnn Latest Reply 2014-03-05 17:53:08 -0600
Started 2014-03-05 09:10:57 -0600

I need some help from all of you. Things are going well with my sugar levels lately. My problem is that I am going low approximately three hours after breakfast. I am usually having a snack two hours after breakfast to no avail. I have tried Extend bars but that usually only stretches me about an hour. I need ideas of good healthy snacks that will help me. I find it counter productive to have to bring my glucose level up when I am using insulin to control it. Thank you in advance for your ideas.

8 replies

kimfing 2014-03-05 17:53:08 -0600 Report

I've had the same problem after breakfast. My ratio for lunch n dinner one unit per thirty carbs. I find if i do one for forty at breakfast, i am doing better. I asked my educator if that's "normal", she said normally people need more insulin with breakfast. I also carry bevitas with me. The thin ones are nine carbs per biscuit

rubytinker 2014-03-05 17:35:53 -0600 Report

I doubt this will be helpful for you but I was needing s small snack to raise up my sugar which was hovering around 70, not bad but a bit low. I ate a handful of grapes. huge surprise to me. Oh my goodness my bsl went up over 300!

IronOre 2014-03-05 16:28:41 -0600 Report

My suggestion would be to increase what you eat for breakfast, and with the increase make most of that protein.
The protein will help spread the carbs out over a longer period of time, compared to if you had the carbs without the protein.

jayabee52 2014-03-05 14:59:07 -0600 Report

Howdy PJ
What are you eating for breakfast? If something like cerial that might explain your drop in BG levels. Eating a high protein breakfast ought to stay with you for the majority of your morning.

God's best to you

Type1Lou 2014-03-05 10:56:31 -0600 Report

It sounds like you may need to adjust the carb to insulin ratio for your breakfast. Our metabolisms may not need the same ratio throughout the whole 24 hour day. (My pump is set with 3 ratios depending on the time of day.) It is definitely important to try and maintain balance and avoid both the lows and highs. This, of course entails accurately counting the carbs you eat. Your level of activity could also impact this. You need less insulin if you will be exercising. Talk to your doctor about this.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-05 09:28:30 -0600 Report

Have you spoken with a nutritionist. You may need to discuss what is going on with your diet. I had a really bad low and my nutritionist tweeked my diet plan again. I don't use Extend Bars, shakes or things like that to control my diabetes because my neither my nutritionist or I approve of those kinds of foods. In my opinion they are wasted carbs and calories.

My snacks are fruit cups, a piece of fruit, fiber one brownies, yogurt, 3 graham crackers, 2 cookies, a miniature candy bar, carrots etc… During the summer months I use the same things or I add chicken or tuna salad on crackers. I also eat more carbs if I am going to be more active.

tabby9146 2014-03-05 10:30:19 -0600 Report

I love the fiber one brownies! I eat one nearly every day. I like some of the other fiber one sncks too, but that new cinnamon coffee cake thing, it TOO sweet!! I sometimes get one, when my daughter wants them, and I scrape off the icing on top. I too love graham crackers, yogurt, and fresh fruit or fruit cups in natural juice with no added sugar.