I came across this idea yesterday over at Diabetes Daily. It’s a simple idea I had never thought about.
The article is entitled, One Surprising Hack to Not Overtreat My Lows, and is written by Maria Muccioli. She uses Smarties candy to treat her lows and sometimes doesn’t like chewing the candy, especially when she treats a hypo in the middle of the night and feels obliged to brush her teeth. Of course, once you make time to brush your teeth, the sleep fairy may have escaped.
What she does is swallow the Smarties like pills. She monitored her blood sugar response and found no difference between chewing and swallowing whole. Dead simple and effective, two attributes I like.
I wonder if this idea would work with glucose tabs.