What Are Some Solutions When You Go Low At Work?

@KrauseHome (35034)
United States
June 28, 2007 12:24am CST
I am Insulin Diabetic. Occasionally, from time to time I have problems where I seem to drop Low and have the Shakiness, etc. Which is not Fun especially if I am at work. What Bugs me, is they do not really carry anything in our Machines at work besides Reg. Soda and Candy bars that will help me get my Blood Sugars back up. Then the people at work look at me strange when they see me eating something like this so I usually will eat something if I have too in the Breakroom away from everyone else. I had one person tell me why don't I carry Orange Juice with me, as that will help bring it up right away. And then I try telling them Orange Juice spikes me no matter when I drink it plus sometimes it gives me Bad heartburn so I avoid it every chance I can take most of the time. And then Apple Juice is one thing I like but does not seem to raise me fast enough. So I am trying to find something I can carry with me to work that will help when I find myself going below 100. What are things that others here have found that helps them? Any advice is appreciated.
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6 responses
• United States
28 Jun 07
I used to be hypoglycemic....I think i have it under control now and have had for several years, but I always used soda to insta- spike my blood sugar. then, I would follow up with cottage cheese or some form of protein to keep it stable after the spike. Good luck!
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Soda is only something I consider when I drop so Low and have a hard time getting it back up or staying stable, as for the most part, I find that reg. soda is way too risky for me.
• United States
29 Jun 07
well when i was pregnant i had low sugar problems and i used orange juice. it would always hit me when i was at work. my manager used to fix me my drink she would put some sugar in it. it always help me out a lil. i know what you mean by the heartburn. i have acid reflux disease. can you take some zantac to help relieve it. if you can just take it when your drinking your juice.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Sorry dear I'm no help as I have just the opposite, hypoglysemia (?sp). I have to keep protien close for when my sugar goes heywire - setting right now with a jar of peanut butter next to my chair with a little spoon inside for 'quick fixes'. I am interested in what others say though because I've been told my condition can switch very suddenly to diabetis which runs in my family on both parent's sides.
• United States
28 Jun 07
what about hard candy? I am a newly diagnosed diabetic, and they gave me these tablets to carry in my purse. I don't, but probably should. I have never had low blood sugar. That is one thing you could try though. call your local hospital and ask for their diabetic educator. See what she recommends.
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Have you tried those Glucerna drinks that are made for diabetics? I recently started using them and have found them to be the most wonderful and helpful tool in my diabetic kit! I carry one with me when I am going to be away from home for any period of time and when I start to feel shaky and sick, I will drink a glucerna and it helps me to feel better right away plus it helps me to feel alright for as much as a couple of hours too. I don't know if they work that well for everyone because I haven't talked to anyone else who has used them but for me, they are a lifesaver. They don't taste that great but I look at it as medicine and drink it to feel better. You might try some, they sell them at Wal-Mart or your pharmacy. I get mine at Price Costco because they're cheaper there. And yes, they are very expensive.
• United States
28 Jun 07
i take care of my grandmother, who is diabetic. whenever we leave the house i make sure that both of us have some kind of little hard candies in our purses. ive found that those Jolly Rancher candies work fast without making her numbers jump too high. another thing that we've had to do once while shopping at the grocery store (and stupid me forgot to check the purse supply thinking i still had some) was break open a box of those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars..they had chocolate chips in them i think too. she had eaten about 1/2 of it and was already starting to feel better. you should try those. they arent as drastic of a sugar spike as a soda or candybar would be..yet still get the numbers up pretty quick.