Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Diabetes Blog Week Day 2: Making The Low Head Towards Canada

One of my Favorite Ways To Treat A Low~
Pic Courtesy of my iPhone~

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~

18 comments:

Mike LeBlanc said...

Mmmmm.... Larabars

So, you're the one sending us your lows up here in Canada :-) We just redirect them to the North Pole.

badpancreas said...

Loooove Larabars. Especially the Apple Pie flavor!

Scott K. Johnson said...

You're such a SweetTart K2! :-)

Penny said...

I gotta go and fetch some SweetTarts for the G!!! She would love that way to treat a low. Thanks for sharing and I also gotta go check out the baby aisle again and those Gerber juice boxes. Right now, we rock out with Juicy Juice.

thisiscaleb said...

The Gerber juice jars are an interesting idea. I wonder what Caleb would think of that. Another great tip I've picked up today. Thanks!

Virtue said...

Don't pack your lows to Canada! I don't need them ;)

Rachel said...

I must be the only person on the planet who doesn't like nutella.

meanderings said...

you are what you eat...

Too funny!

Harry said...

Mmmm. SweetTarts. I always eat too many, and then my tongue hurts. Does that happen to anyone else?

Scott said...

K2 is my favorite SweeTart!!

makingthechoice said...

Peanut butter and nutella? That sounds heavenly. It reminds me of the "Dark Chocolate Dreams" peanut butter by peanut butter & co- tastes like a Reese's cup!

And I looove Lara Bars, I never thought of using them for lows though!

makingthechoice said...

Peanut butter and nutella? That sounds heavenly. It reminds me of the "Dark Chocolate Dreams" peanut butter by peanut butter & co- tastes like a Reese's cup!

And I looove Lara Bars, I never thought of using them for lows though!

George said...

You are definitely sweet but a tart? LOL

Karen said...

I need to get some of those Gerber juices! The juicy juice always explodes in my bags!

Yvette said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I consider that a wonderful compliment, as I hope that my attitude towards diabetes helps S live the best life she can. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Yvette

Sherry said...

Hmm...Larabars? I've never seen them here in BC before. But I'm only too familiar with Nutella. I've had to stop purchasing the stuff. Way too tasty.

Hi back at ya Kelly! Very nice to meet you too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'll be back to visit yours again!

Karen said...

I'm not sure if you remember, but when I won that blog contest you had, you including a big box of those SweetTarts in my fabulous prize pack. To this day, when ever I see a box of SweetTarts, I think of you!! :)

Kaitake said...

Ooh yes, tell me where to buy some of that "prevention" :P My efforts are not working as well as I'd like!