@CHRIS3874 - its entirely possible to still have low blood sugar even when doing everything right.
Depending on what time of diabetes they have (1 or 2), there could be a myriad of causes including insulin imbalances (too much bolus or basal if on pump, wrong carbohydrate ratio for shots, taking insulin shots too close together), medication (dosage wrong, timing wrong), food (estimating too many carbohydrates, or not eating enough protein), exercise (not eating enough to cover, not dosing properly for it, doing too much), seasonal and hormonal changes, etc.
Diabetes gets the best of any of us sometimes, and the best thing to do is just pick things up and keep going like the article says - treat, recover, have some protein and then go on about our business.
I personally like to treat with 1 mini can of soda pop (27-32 carbs) and 1 tbsp of peanut butter (for the protein and fat to carry my blood sugar) but I have a predisposition to lower blood sugars and with my pump, I get lower faster.
- 1/2/2014 10:35:31 AM