How do you treat your lows? What do you like to indulge in? Etc.
To be honest, my favorite way to treat a low is with the most bland, un-enjoyable source of carbohydrates. I use a juice box or cheap glucose tabs—neither of which taste good to me, in fact, yuck!—but I use things I don’t like to treat my lows in order to prevent me from overeating them. If I don’t have juice or tabs around (which is rare since I stash some of both everywhere), then I’ll find an apple or a banana.
When I’m low, like most people, I’m HUNGRY and I could eat anything because I feel like my brain is saying “FEED ME BEFORE I DIE!!!” But we really only need 15 to 25 grams of carbohydrates to treat the average low, and any more than that will send my blood sugar too high afterwards.
And that is a pain, but also, I just don’t feel good when I fluctuate from low to high to low to high. I want to stay as even as I can. So I treat my low modestly, and even if it’s around a meal time, I treat my low with glucose tabs…then I wait for my BG to feel a little better…and then I eat a normal sized meal.
If I want to eat ice cream and candy and chocolate, I let myself, but I don’t use it to treat low blood sugars. I eat those things at a time when I’m control of how much I consume, and at a time when I can really enjoy them (and with an insulin injection!).