although i would rather have a piece of chocolate for a minor low, i find that glucose tabs are the most accurate solution. they don’t taste great, but they are very predictable. i know that if i am in the 80s trending down, i can short-stop a low w/ one tab, and i will stay quite comfortable and in range. at around 60 BG, 2 tabs do the job. below 60, i will go for 1/2 C of OJ. i correct modestly and wait about 1/2 hour patiently w/out panicking.
over the years w/ D, i have experimented w/ all different sorts of solutions to my own lows. my husband, who is not D but who experiences it vicariously (to some degree), panics when i go low, and his solution is to pour me a gallon of juice or a large bowl of grapes, et al. because when i am low, i get disoriented and obstinate. my husband points this out, insisting that i don’t know whats good for me , i.e. how much i need to bring my BGs back up. it always ends in a fight. when i give in to his protests, i spike high (obviously) and then we argue some more. i have even insisted that he come to my endo’s office and have the endo explain how to properly handle the LOW situation. my husband has had all this info for over the 21 years of our marriage. but still (ugh)
what are your solutions and do you experience difficult situations w/ partners/family members?