My favorite way to make a low go north? Do I have to pick just one? I can't because I'm a huge fan of options in my life. Plus, I’m one of those people who eat the same thing for a while and then get totally bored and have to switch things up.
Any who, per Karen’s Diabetes Bog Week Assignment, here are a few options I use to treat those damn diabetes lows!
I love 1/2 a banana with smear of peanut butter and some vanilla soymilk.
I'm a HUGE fan of SweetTarts and a firm believer that you are what you eat - So yeah, they work for me ;)
I hit the Dollar Tree and buy a box of SweeTarts to leave in my car. That way, I have something on hand when I'm driving & start to feel that feeling. And honestly, these tasty treats remind me of being little.
The fact that I can leave them in my car and they won't melt in the sun is a definite plus!
When I'm working or working out, I use Larabars to treat lows. They travel well, taste delicious, are a perfect combo of carbs, protein and fiber, and they don’t cause too much of a disruption. Sidebar: The Banana, Coconut Cookie, Cinnamon Role, & Key Lime flavors are off the hook!
I’ve been known to do the juice thing, especially at night.
I tend to mix up the whole juice box thing so boredom doesn't set in. On occasion I buy Gerber Organic Juice Packs. Each little bottle has 14 grams of carbs and they don't need to be refrigerated, so I can keep a few bottles on my nightstand for middle of the night lows. Another benefit is that they don't crush and leak all your work bag,(and work in said bag) on the day that you decide it might be good idea to take a juice box or two with you to work.
But my absolute favorite way to send a low packing to Canada (and one of my absolute favorite guilty pleasures) is Nutella & Peanut Butter on spoon. Seriously, it's one of my food obsessions and one of my favorite snacks.
However, I tend to go overboard with it and have been trying to steer clear of it as of late. Girlfriend is trying to lose a few lbs and Nutella and Peanut Butter on a spoon not only stick to my ribs, but my belly as well.
I’m always looking for new tricks in the arena of treating lows – and more importantly, preventing them~