i recently started buying Dex glucose tablets to keep in my bag rather than sugar packets(that i seem to forget about or rip by mistake).
they only have 4g of sugar though...which seems useless. i was at a movie and went low, couldn't test so i started popping them til i felt better...7 of the 10 tablets in the package later..i felt better and when i tested after the movie, i was barely 6. the thing is..i didn't feel very low, so i was probably about 4-ish.
how many tablets does SHOULD it take to go back to normal??
when we were going through training when i was 6 and just dx'ed..we weren't told to have X amount of carbs to treat a low..we were told to have a glass or two of apple juice or coke, followed by a few crackers or two cookies, wait 15minutes and then repeat until i was above 6. considering a can of coke is 42g of carbs, 4g doesn't seem like close to a enough to treat a low...or even start.