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"Hypoglycemia continues to be the most difficult problem facing most patients, families, and caregivers who deal with the management of type 1 diabetes on a daily basis. Frequent hypoglycemia episodes not only can "ruin," or adversely impact the quality of life for patients, but also, when severe, can cause seizures, coma, and even death."

This is the best article I have ever seen on hypoglycemia. I hope all diabetics who experience hypoglycemia will read this article from the Diabetes Health magazine.

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2010/05/13/6679/beware-the-perils-of-severe-hypoglycemia-/
 

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I have heard of a man who carries a zip-lock bag of grapes everywhere he goes. He uses them whenever he is low. They are high in carbs and work quite well. I carry jelly beans and glucose tablets too. If I drop below 60 I use the tabs. If I am 60-80, I eat a few jelly beans. They work fast and taste much better than glucose tabs.
 

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Hi candlelight. Since you are type 1 i assume you are talking about insulin ahen you referred to your medication before work. Is that Lantus you are taking then? You might need to reduce that dose to keep from going so low. If you have eaten a meal soon before working, you might raise your carb ratio so you will be using less insulin at that time of day. Either of these should help. I eat about 20 carbs without a bolus before exercising. That keeps me from having a low and I feel safe, with no hypos.
 
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