I don't know about the rest of you, but I've always had a really difficult time consuming only what I need to fix lows. When I'm low I get the urge to eat A LOT. And for year I've struggled with restraint. (I only have trouble restraining myself when I'm low. Part of the reason is the fear of being low and getting lower, which creates a number of irrational impulses. The other part is the seemingly insatiable hunger.)
...anyway, this is just to say I think I finally conquered that feeling. The rational voice in my head has finally won out, and I feel pretty damn good. I think it's largely due to the experience of knowing that I'll be high, what that will feel like...that X grams of sugar are really enough to correct a BG of Y...and so on. Some people call it conditioning. I call it discipline.
I always have the urge to eat EVERYTHING IN SIGHT when I'm low, haha. I need to learn to do what you did.
haha good to know I'm not the only one struggling with this. It gets especially bad when you start eating things that aren't yours..and you look up from the container of mango sorbet at its rightful owner, who is now frowning at your, turning around, and walking away..but those days are over! I hope..lol
Haha that mango sorbet story..lol. It's hard to fight the urge when one of the symptoms of hypos is HUNGER. and its the rule of 15--15 fast-acting-carbs, wait 15 min, etc. and it's crazy when i'm digging through the cabinets after i've already had juice and/or smarties and I start grabbing for th cookies, pretzels, chips, or even my chocolate bunny from easter :). ahh, how it feels to be low. Something only diabetics know. :) (i didn't even try to make that rhyme!)
I think every diabetic has had this experience then when it doesn't start to come up 30-40 min after you eat a candy bar... I agree w/fast acting tabs vs food/juice
The best thing I learned from my insulin pump trainer was juice boxes. Easy to carry and easy to control. If I end up eating more after the juice box takes care of the low I know to bolus for it. It works so fast and even in a dead panic I've conditioned my brain to reach for my juice box. And as a bonus, my kids know not to touch my boxes, so they are always there:)
everything about all these comments are awesome!!! :))) i too have been there! its crazy that I've never, in my 15 years as a T1, talked about all this with other people. i feel like i have tried but they just 'don't get it'.