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8/7/14 12:16 P

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It depends on what you want to focus on, your calories or your blood sugar.
In my opinion (unprofessional as it is), I would think that taking care of the low is more important than whether you lose a pound for the week.
I also agree with tracking to see WHY you are having lows.
When I first started on SP, I tracked every bite of food that went into my mouth and printed a couple of weeks worth to take to the doctor with might try that, either with your doctor or a dietitian. Feel free to write on the printouts as well, what time you ate each meal and notate when you experienced lows.

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8/7/14 8:54 A

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Just my 2 cents...if you are trying to figure out why you are having "lows" (or working with a dietician), then you need to provide a complete picture, which needs to include anything you eat/drink in order to combat the "low". What you may find is a trend that is causing the "lows" to occur and you can adjust your daily intake accordingly.

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8/6/14 11:27 P

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I don't know if that question has ever come up before..... and I don't know the correct answer.

I know that I have had lows and get so hungry afterwards it is almost impossible to keep from snacking,,,, I was ravenous and felt compelled to eat. I was told afterwards that that is a normal reaction (I was so low I was right out of it and luckily staying with my sister who called EMT's who had sis force feed me kool aid with lots of sugar....)

But just slightly low, I have never had a problem, and just bring my snack forward.

You might get a better answer from Sparks Dietition Becky, or from Coach Tanya. Perhaps go to the Community board and post your question there. Also, make sure you mention this to your health care team (doctor, nutritionist, Diabetes Educator, etc) as they have more specific knowledge of your circumstances and meal plan....

Let us know what answers you get there..

All the best to you....

Edited by: LITTLEWIND53 at: 8/6/2014 (23:28)

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8/6/14 4:30 P

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Hi everyone,

This may be a repeat of an earlier topic, but I couldn't find anything on it. My question is, when treating your lows, do you include those calories in your daily limit?
While trying to get my high bgls under control, I am now going low at least once a day. Until I can get a finer control on this, should I be counting the glucose tabs and treatment snacks in my calorie count? Help!

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