I have been a type 1 diabetic since 1999. In the last year or so I have started really tightening my blood sugar control. We are trying to start a family and I need my A1C below 7 (last time it was 6.5
Anyway, because of this tighter control I have started having low blood sugar more often. I find that when I do have an episode of low BS I binge really bad while waiting to bring it up. Then when it does come up it shoots sky high not to mention it kills my calories for the day.
I know the rule is to eat 15 grams of fast acting carbs and wait 15 minutes but during that 15 min I have a hard time stopping myself from eating. I think my brain knows that food will make the shaking, sweating and confusion stop so it screams to keep eating until I feel better. It is especially bad if I wake up to low BS at like 3 in the morning.
When I am at school or work I can't just sit down and binge so I am able to do the 15 grams and wait thing, but at home it just doesn't work as well.
I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences this and what you have found (if anything) that helps control the binge. I was thinking of making "hypoglycemia survival bags" and putting like 15 grams of fast acting carbs along with a small granola bar or something in a bag then in case of emergency I can open the bag and treat my BS. Any other ideas?
Thanks so much!