Low bg after eating chocolate

sazajay
By sazajay Latest Reply 2014-03-16 10:57:06 -0500
Started 2014-03-14 16:16:04 -0500

Hey guys,
Today around 4pm i decided to be a bit naughty and have a chocolate bar… i thought my bg was going to be quite high before my evening meal. When i took my bg it was 3.8 mmol/L i was feeling weird before hand and was a little surprised to see my bg so low. I obviously had some fast acting sugar and took my insulin and had my evening meal.

I was wondering if anyone has experianced a low bg an hour after eating something sweet.


2 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-16 10:57:06 -0500 Report

The thing with a chocolate bar is that there is usually so much fat in it, that the rise can be very slow. That is one reason chocolate is not recommended for a low glucose level event. It is not fast acting. What you may have found if you tested later, is that it may have risen a little more or took longer than normal to drop.

diabeetle
diabeetle 2014-03-14 23:54:24 -0500 Report

Definitely this has happened to me! It's pretty rare, but when you have good sugars, as well as when you don't, it can happen. My guess is it's reacting with other insulin a given before, or maybe a basal or lantus (whichever you take) at its high point and they clash to make you low. I hope my gibberish wasn't all too confusing!!! Haha good luck to you!