Making the low go
Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week – Making the low go
My hypo-fixer of choice is a package of fruit snacks. At times it seems like fruit snacks are literally keeping me alive. I have the little bags stashed everywhere. The handiest place is in the front pouch of my OneTouch meter. Since it’s always with me, I always have snacks with me.
Lately, I’ve been hitting the Pop-Tarts pretty hard. Some days, especially after a tough morning workout followed by yard work or other activities in the afternoon, I put away a few too many Pop-Tarts. As a side note: I finally kicked my self in the rear and lower my basals by .5 across the board. WAY too many lows lately. 8+ hours of triathlon training a week will do that to ya.
During training I prefer GU. I never (read: NEVER… EVER!!) head out for a ride or run without GU. GU is a fast-acting energy gel that has 100 calories and 25 grams of carbs. The perfect amount. They can be a bit of an acquired taste, but I really like them. Vanilla Bean and TriBerry are my favorites, but I do also like the Chocolate Outrage (tastes just like frosting) and for the holiday season they make a Chocolate Mint. Yum.
There ya have it – life sustaining fruit snacks, Pop-Tarts and GU!!
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