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Old 06-17-2014, 13:07   #1
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Sometimes when I care for a low number like a 52 it will dip down really low like a 35 and then start going up like it should and I'll feel better. I was wondering if anyone else was having this happen to them or if it is just me?

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It depends on what you eat when you hit 52. Any protein snack will take time to restore normal levels, meanwhile the level keeps dropping. It is better to take measured quantity of fast acting carb, like glucose tablet or milk, if you are not lactose intolerant.

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I usually take some form of juice and it seems to me that as soon as i do my number drops as if my body is using all its sugar to absorb the new sugar and then it starts to rise like normal

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There is always the 15-15 rule for treating a low, and it's meant to reduce the chances of rebound highs . . . 15/15 rule




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Yes, you need something that will be absorbed more slowly than just juice or glucose tabs to cover you until your insulin on board is used, otherwise you'll just keep repeating the cycle.

I happen to like peanut butter and jelly on a small cracker if I'm in good enough shape to eat it.

I keep a glucagon kit around for my wife to inject me if I'm passed out and can't eat - though in practice that usually results in an ambulance ride to the hospital.

I don't know what type 1s living alone do! Even with a pump and CGM those scary lows can happen.

I guess its one reason a lot of us don't keep as tight control as we might. I hate waking up passed out (to make light of something really very serious!).

Take care out there, Kisathefox!

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how dose one fill out the little thing at the bottom of your signature that says what your a1c is and the meds you take and such its really nifty

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Your Blood Sugar. This link will get you started, and the other tools are in the right-hand column of the screen. Be sure to hollar if you need more help with it.

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