Monday, April 26, 2010

What's The Point of This Post? I Don't Remember -Damn Lows!

So I eat Greek yogurt just about every morning (5 days out of 7) for breakfast, and about 4 days out of 7 for lunch. It's quick, it's easy, it tastes pretty fabulous, is 0% fat and it's super easy to bolus for.

This morning I had my coffee and Blueberry Greek yogurt, followed by a strawberry Greek yogurt and fuji apple for lunch. Then I decided to run out and do a few quick errands before I went back to do the ever so dreaded paperwork my job requires.

Any who, as I was about to walk into the CVS I began to feel low, like really low. Like can't feel my lips because their so freaking numb & I'm afraid to speak low.
I made a beeline for a place those of us in the Tri-State area know as Wa-Wa. A convenience store whose coffee is the stuff that legends are made of and whose sandwiches are pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself.

I needed to eat and was annoyed because I'd just ate 25 minutes earlier. Did I mention that the OCD part of my brain that's been obsessed with reading labels was like - NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!

So in my low blood sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup Police haze, I went to the freezer section of Wa-Wa, grabbed a Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream bar that was coated in milk chocolate, jam packed with 21 grams of carbohydrates and 22 grams of fat (which of course totally negated the two no fat yogurts) and ingredients that were all recognizable, mostly one syllable and all easy to pronounce, and proceeded to pay $2 and some change to treat my low.
Did I mention it had no HFCS?

Current BG an hour later is 120 and I'm still feeling shaky.
What's the point of this post? I don't really remember. DAMN LOWS!
But thanks for listening anyway!!


Shannon said...

How long did it take to raise your BG? I find that the bolus for ice cream is similar to my pizza bolus - looooong. Ice cream takes forever to raise my BG.

When I'm low, I always go for the juice box. Even if I have a bowl of M&Ms in front of me, I still go for the juice. In my usual low-induced haze, I think it's the only thing that works.

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Oh I hear you. I try sooo hard to keep to the old 'six sips of juice' rule, but last night's 12AM 44 mg/dl seems to have included many Sun Chips as well. I found the wreckage this morning {:-X

And yes, what is with the low hangover lately?! Seriously, I've had hours-long recovery shakes from 50s and 60s. Weird!

Chris said...

I find that my reaction to lows tends to depend a lot on what my sugars were doing in the days previous. If I've been running higher overall, than the lows are much more jarring, and I experience discomfort at higher readings. When I've been keeping myself in a better range, then the lows don't hit so hard (also usually because the tighter my control, the less rapidly my sugar changes overall). It feels very different to plunge from 160 to 60 in a matter of minutes than it does to go from 80 to 60 over a couple of hours. I have to agree with Shannon too about high-fat foods being slow to raise my BG (and taking a long time to feel the effects).

Unknown said...

Dang man, that is SO frustrating! What happened to the food you just ate 25 minutes earlier!? I mean, where the hell did it go?

I'm glad you were able to get yourself something without too much trouble.

Anonymous said...

Eating something with so many fat when your having in a low isn't really smart. Because of the fat the carb intake actually takes longer, so you will be stuck in your low longer too.

Daniel Dunn said...

that's pretty damn funny, and even more funny, cause I've so been there. "So low I can't feel my lips", can I use that line?
Thanks, I just discovered your blog