Teen Topic #28:  What do you like to use for lows? What’s your favorite low treat?

Mercedes (age 16)
I use fruit snacks for my low when I’m not at home because they are easy to carry around with you. When I’m home I like to drink juice, it being ether a juice box or orange juice.

Claire (age 17)
I’m pretty easy, a juice box and cookies are my all time favorite. It also makes me feel like a little kid again.

Ashley C.(age 14)
My favorite low treat is Juicy Juice ‘cause it’s amazing, or whatever I’m craving at the moment.

Erin (age 17)
Those Go-Go squeeze applesauce’s or OJ are my favorite. Glucose tabs if nothing else is on me works, too, but they have to be grape or raspberry flavored because the orange ones taste like chalk to me.

Cameron (age 17)
I usually use glucose tablets or juice boxes. Those seem to bring me up the quickest. My favorite low treat is probably my entire pantry. I get really hungry when I go low. But my parents are usually there to make sure I don’t consume the whole household.

Jessica (age 20)
I like to use Hi-C juice boxes with string cheese for lows. I find myself always thirsty when I am low and they seem to have a good amount of carbs/sugars (~25). They get the job done, taste good, have variety, and are quick to finish. The cheese stick helps to keep my numbers up and level.

Ashley B.(age 15)
My favorite thing to treat lows with are cheese crackers. Sugar pills are great, and I also like juice because it raises my sugar fairly quickly.

Nick (age 19)
It may sound weird, but milk. When I’m low, and especially when I’m tired, I’ll eat everything in sight. Afterwards I’ll feel terrible and my blood sugar will skyrocket, and I play yo-yo the rest of the day. When I drink milk, it fills me up and I don’t overdo it.

Jordan (age 18)
For lows there is only one thing I like to eat: everything.  Basically I test myself then eat anything I can get my hands on to, and then watch my number skyrocket.  This is a horrible way to treat a low and I would definitely not recommend it to any other diabetics, but it does feel amazing.

Zyler (age 16)
Honey stingers they are the best

Joseph (age 15)
I used to use skittles a lot, but recently I’ve found glucose tabs to be a lot easier to carry around, so I mainly have those now.

Vanessa (age 15)
Anything I can get my hands on, basically.

Laura (age 16)
I usually use these things called Level gels, which work pretty okay I guess. When treating a low I basically like anything that I can drink because I can get it down a lot faster and feel better sooner.

Skylyn (age 16)
For lows, I like to use juice boxes or ice cream topping because they are both fast-acting.

Lexi (age 15)
What I love to use for low treats is anything chewy and fruity, 4 years of being a diabetic (5 years on October 7th), and chalky type things start tasting bad or you just get sick of them. At home I have a stash of juice boxes for lows, too.

Ian (age 14)
My favorite low treat is undeniably ice cream. This, for me, brings my low up in a quick fashion, and also helps me from overeating when low.

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