Lows are one of the scary realities of type 1 diabetes, they keep me up at night with worry and they often cause me to second guess myself on a pretty regular basis when it comes to bedtime snacks for my girls.
Because lows can happen anywhere at anytime, I like to travel with an arsenal of supplies ready at a moments notice.
My go to of choice lately are the glucose tablets. My girls love these things, Lil Miss C has been known to say she is low just so she can get her hands on those "giant candies". I always check her blood sugar when she says she is low, but many times she is not low...she just wants a treat. Pretty smart for a two year old!
Some other go to items for treating lows...
Juice boxes...these are great for those lows that happen at 3:00 am. I have never been able to get my kids to chew on food or tablets at that hour.
Milk...when they aren't too low I use this
Candy...not very often because I don't buy it, we use it after the holidays when the girls stocked up on the halloween treats :)
Raisins...they loooooove raisins and want them all the time
And for the worst case scenario...
Glucagon...I have never had to use this and I pray I never do, that being said...I never leave home without it.
So there ya have it :) Those are a few of the things that we use to "Make the Low Go".