How do you handle a low just before you sit down for a meal? The idea of having glucose tablets just before I have dinner seems almost counter-intuitive, but the carbs at the meal may not act quickly enough. I’m a pumper. For example, last night at dinner, I was 54 (but still felt fine) when I sat down at a restaurant. I had a piece of bread (probably about 30 g of carb) (unusual for me), without bolusing. 10 minutes later, I was still 54. I did not bolus my appetizer (low carb), and then did a dual wave bolus for my entree (when it arrived, bg was beginning to creep up), reducing the normal part of it. Two hours later, I was above 200.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Also, there is lots of talk here about bolusing 20 minutes before meal time, which is easy to do when I am cooking at home and know what the carb count is. But, what do you do when you are eating out and do not know (a) when the food is actually going to be put in front of you, (b) how big the portion will be or © what is in the food (I’m pretty decent at estimating once I see it, but it is tough to guess ahead of time).