I’ll ask my endo this Q and I’ll go see her dietician/CDE, but I’d also like to ask now for some advice please.
I occasionally have trouble getting my BG up and keeping it up. (I said my BG! read carefully!)
For the last 48 hours or so, I’ve gone low numerous times. I’ve dealt with it as usual, with glucose tabs, a small can of juice, etc. It raises my BG 40-50 points in an hour or so, but quite often in another hour or so I’ve dropped back into the 70s. The Tandem pump with Control IQ turns off basal as it should, which helps but not enough. Right now, Saturday Nov 20 around noon, it’s been like that since mid day Thursday. When it happens at 3 am it’s a royal PITA. It’s like smoke alarm batteries! They NEVER go dead at 3 in the afternoon!
I know there is a connection between eating carbs and also eating fat or protein. My endo has explained this to me but that’s what I’ve forgotten. She says eating fat and protein along with whatever carbs I’m taking helps the carbs’ effects on BG “take hold and set in” (her expression).
Can someone here help me recall what else I need to do in this situation besides JUST eating carbs?
Clearly, adjusting pump settings is called for and I’ll deal with that with my endo who is excellent at this. But in the meantime, what else do I need to eat in the short run for a quick fix that works, to make the carbs do their job and “set in”? I.e, what sorts of things should I snack on for the quick effect when I’m in the 70s and dropping? JUST juice or tabs isn’t doing enough.