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Low Blood Sugar Jitters...

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Since you guys are soooo helpful, i'd thought i'd ask another question.

I am just getting over a really bad jitter case. I had only eaten plain rice chex this morning (i'm going to the store today, i'm out of stuff). I know, bad bad. My own fault and all that jaz.

I have a family history of diabities, so i know what to do when a low blood sugar incident happens. All of my tests (i get tested every year i believe) and they've alwways been normal.

So to counter it i ate about 1/4 cup of chedder cheese and two big scoops of peanutbutter (with a little honey). I've just got the after effects of it, the mild jitters.

Do you guys know of any candy or whatnot i could stash on me? I have textural issues with nuts (thus peanut butter is the only type of thing i'll eat) and food coloring.

Would plain sugar cubes or whatnot work for short term?

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I dont have diabetes so bare that in mind...

I find using sugar and candy tends to make my blood sugar swing about to much and sets me up for a crash if I do it anything other than occasionally.

I like things with good fats and protein. Avocado is good. Maybe other nuts as butters. Not sure if seeds ok texturally, I like sunflower and pumpkin mixed. Cheese is good. Sliced meats (bit expensive though). I do potato chips if I forgot to plan. Dried fruit, dates, apricots, figs. I sometimes take a little pot of rice or sweet potatoes (and cheese:)).

I can't read your signature from my phone so sorry for any inappropriate suggestions.

Look forward to what others say, get bored with mine sometimes

Mw

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They mostly contain nuts right? nah :(

Don't ask why, its the texture that gets to me. The same goes for chuncky peanutbutter, i can't stand it. And eggs for that matter :blink:

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The nuts are pretty small in them and not real hard, but yes.

Maybe some medjool dates, then ? Maybe put some peanut butter in them, they'd be like a homemade soft textured Lara bar. Or a banana ? Plain sugar after plain cereal chex, I would be unconscious. You need protein & fat.

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Ooh medjool dates and mascarpone cheese.

And I felt I should fess up to my gluten-free brownie addiction as mentioned in another thread (but they mess with my blood sugar) :)

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I used to get the jitters quite often before going gluten-free (normal blood sugar too), now it's not so much but I eat a LOT more protein and that keeps me full much longer. So if I eat eaggs for breakfast, I'm fine for hours but if I have a slice of toast I often end up with jitters before lunch. I'm guessing that adding protein(and fats) to your meals and snacks might help.

Cheese is a good snack to have around, maybe those prewrapped, lunch box type ones. Do seeds like pumpkin or sunflower bother you too? They're fairly easy to keep on you; otherwise PB in a small container is good.

I like protein powder drinks, especially added to coffee (not too hot or it curdles - ick). The containers are expensive but they last a long time.

Pepperoni sticks or beef jerky are easy to carry too.

I would try to avoid candy but if you want a quick sugar rush, raisens are great for that too. When I was marathon training I used to carry a handful with me in case my energy bottomed out andthey helped quickly.

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