Hi again. Yes, I read your entire post. My concern is about
taking the glucose tabs without knowing what your blood sugar is when you take them. This is why you should test your blood sugar. The episodes you're experiencing may not be about
low blood sugar.
People who have chronic hypoglycemia benefit from eating smaller meals more frequently, or eating smaller meals and having snacks in between, and not overloading on carbs because carbs cause spikes and then dips, and depending on the person, the spikes may be higher and the dips lower. But, again, without knowing what your blood sugar actually is, it's hard to say exactly what's going on and what you should do.
Alcohol in general may cause lower blood sugar but the type of alcohol is significant. Straight gin or vodka, dry red and white wine (to a lesser extent than liquor) can cause hypoglycemia in many people, even diabetics. This is why food must be eaten when drinking alcohol. On the other hand, mixed drinks that have sugar like margaritas or daiquiris as well as fortified wine are very high in carbs and can cause blood sugar to rise.
So, the bottom line is knowing what your blood sugar is. If it goes low, then eating a snack before bed like some unsweetened yogurt, or peanut butter and some celery, or a handful of nuts and some string cheese will help keep blood sugar from dropping.
And this is why I am suggesting that you test your blood sugar before deciding how to handle the episodes.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
Post Edited (Lanie G) : 7/4/2017 9:49:42 AM (GMT-6)