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Smarties to the Rescue
Smarties are a “smart” choice for treating low blood glucose (hypoglycemia). They contain Dextrose, which is the same ingredient in glucose tablets. It’s a simple sugar that works very fast to raise blood sugar. I bought a 4 pound box of Smarties on Amazon and today I ate a couple of rolls when I got the alert before going low warnings. Each roll contains 6 grams of carbohydrates and 2 rolls were enough to raise my glucose and prevent hypoglycemia.
A Busy Diabetes Day
Yesterday, I had to prevent hypoglycemia a few times. For whatever reason, I kept trending low. Most likely, this low trend was because of increased activity and perhaps overestimating the amount of carbs in my meals. My Medtronic Minimed 670G Insulin Pump sounds an alarm when it predicts that my blood glucose is going to go low, so I was actually able to prevent a severe low by quick action. Things like pudding and chocolate do work for bringing up blood glucose, but they don’t work as fast as juice, soda, or glucose tabs or glucose gummies. Things that have simple sugar in it without added fats tend to work faster.