Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monkey

Always looking out for new items to treat low blood sugars with.. Lately, I have been eating so many bananas that I start to act like a monkey.. I know some of you will now say things haven't changed, so thanks in advance.. you didn't tell me anything new.

I know fast acting sugars like dextrose or regular coke are the best way to treat lows, but the thing is: I'm fed up with coke and dextrose. Really, just thinking of dextrose makes my stomach twirl. The awful aftertaste it leaves in your mouth and the sweetness is just overwhelming for me. I have never liked regular coke and having hypos didn't change that. So I keep looking for products that can please me.

A friend once advised me to have some juice. That's okay, I guess, if only I would have juice around the house.
I normally don't buy juice. The boxes are too big to solve one low so I end up with half empty boxes of juice. They go bad before the next hypo introduces itself.

There's hypofit of course. It's some kind of glucose gel and it contains the exact amount of fast acting carbs, that is 15 grams of carbohydrate. I keep them in my purse, my car, my bedroom and that's where they stay, since I rarely use them. They are so sweet, I instantly get cavities in my teeth just from having it in my purse. But they're a good emergency carb, since there is no risk non-diabetics would eat them just for fun. The cookies or candy I keep in my car as emergency food for lows, often get eaten by hubby or the girls.

So I stick with my favorite biscuits: 4 Maria cookies to be exact. I carry them around in my special Tupperware twin box, so I can keep them fresh and crunchy. I hate soggy cookies! I'm off to the supermarket. I would like to have some extra rolls..

4 comments:

Upje said...

Heb jij echt zo weinig hypo's?!! Chapeau dan, amai.

Maar ik volg je helemaal .. Dextro, IEKS!

Bittersweet said...

meestal eentje per dag. En dat zou ik graag terug brengen naar eentje per week, zonder dat mijn waarden allemaal plots veel hoger gaan staan. Een doosje fruitsap dat al open is, hoef ik niet meer... Ben nogal een kieskeurige op dat vlak.

Stijn said...

DE mariakoekjes... zien er zo saai en droog uit maar zijn eigenlijk best wel lekker hé :)

"Lately, I have been eating so many bananas that I start to act like a monkey.. I know some of you will now say things haven't changed, so thanks in advance"..... we zouden niet durven ;)

Bittersweet said...

Ik had net hetzelfde gevoel bij die koekskes, maar 't zijn toch allang mijn favorietjes. Petit Beurrekes met boter besmeerd en gesopt in koffie, gaan we hier buiten laten...

monkey see monkey do.