The best way to treat lows is to learn how much 1 gram of glucose raises your BG. Like everything else, everyone reacts differently. I’m super sugar sensitive. One gram of glucose raises my BG 10 pts. Start with 1 gram of glucose & test. Though we’re told to wait 15 minutes, test & take more if needed, the full effect can take up to an hour. I think this is why we end up over-correcting & going high. Once you know how much you need to get to your target, it’s easy.
I use Jelly Belly jelly beans becase they’ve got great flavors & are small, cheap & easy to carry. Each jelly bean is 1 glucose gram, so also easy to count how many I need. Skittles also work fast. Whatever you use, let the sugar slowly dissolve in your mouth, don’t just swallow.
Most nutrition bars are around 25-40 carbs, so that’s a lot to treat a low. Fiber slows down digestion, so not the best choice to raise a low fast. Fast acting glucose is better.
Juice is good because liquid works fast, but again you need to know how much to take. Just downing juice can send you high. You may only need a 1/4 cup, not 8 oz.
After I correct a bad low, I eat a small amount of protein, usually cheese, to keep from bottoming out again.