II was diagnosed about a year ago with type 1after I had finished my undergraduate degree. Now I am taking the LSAT in June, and am a little nervous about how to take a long exam with diabetes. I am not on the pump yet, unfortunately, which seems like it might make it a little easier. The problem is this: I'm shooting for a very high score, but I find that even relatively small highs or not-too-serious lows that normally wouldn't bother me affect my performance. Taking sections individually, I score very well. I score well taking full practice tests where my blood sugars happen to stay between 5-7 mmol (Canadian scale). But if they go higher or lower than that, it dulls my edge noticably. The exam is four hours long and (thankfully) in the afternoon, so at least I don't have to consider postprandial breakfast spikes!
My question is this: does anyone have suggestions about how to keep your blood sugars very, very stable for four hours where you wouldn't be moving around a lot? What snacks might you use? What meals might you eat beforehand?