One of the many interesting details contained within Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution book is Chapter 20, discussing of the treatment of hypoglycemia.
DO NOT CORRECT A LOW BY EATING OR DRINKING CARB/SUGAR-LADEN FOOD!!
This is not an excuse to eat non-plan sweets. DO NOT raid the kitchen cabinets. As hard as it might be, it’s recommended to use the following chart to determine how much edible glucose your body will need to raise your blood sugar to the target of 83 mg/dl. It is all determined by body weight and how much you need to raise your blood glucose levels:
Based on this knowledge, how much glucose is contained within your glucose tablets? Usually it’s 4 grams of glucose per tablet. If you are 140 lbs/64 kilos and you need to raise your blood sugar 40 points, you eat 2 tablets, or 8 grams of glucose. Then wait 15 minutes and re-test your blood.
Question: How much did your blood glucose level go up? Do you need another tablet? Some people may find that they need 2 tabs, others might need 1/2. A child might need less.
Always correct your blood glucose level to 83 mg/dl. That is your benchmark. You don’t want to over-correct and spend hours yo-yoing through hypo and hyperglycemia.
Dr. B always recommends treating a low with pure glucose tablets because it’s the most fast-acting form of sugar that can pass directly through the lining of the gut without being processed in the liver like other sugars. There are some exceptions.
If glucose tablets are not available where you live, consider an alternative treatment source. Small candies such as Smarties candies (0.5 g carb each) are an option since they contain nearly 100% glucose, and you can dose precisely without overshooting.
Below is the link where I got this information… have a good read! and a good diabetes day