Hello, My 15yr son is a type 1 diabetic and recently is having a lot of problem with going low. He treats but it takes forever to get him to a safe number and will even sometimes come up only to go back down again. I just bought the nutribullet last night. I have seen some of the fruits and veggies that will help bring down high blood sugars but what are some that would not only bring up but maintain safe levels. He woke up at 46 and it took almost 1hr & 45 mins to get him to a safe number. And because we are treating with a lot of jucies, honey and fruits to get him up quickly he will then go to the other end of the gamut and his number will be really high. We are trying to regulate his carb coverage for his insulin, but we need help! Any suggestions at all??????
Since he is taking insulin, you will need to discuss his dosage and type with his endocrinologist. Usually when someone is that low, juice, a glucose tablet, or a hard sugary candy is the first go to. If this is spiking it way too high, then possibly something with a little less readily absorbable sugar. Have you tried a NutriBlast during this low point? With the fiber, it delays sugar absorption a bit so it doesn't spike, but may be something worth trying and discussing w/ the Dr. in conjunction with his insulin regimen. Some medium and higher glycemic index fruits (those that raise blood sugar faster) include watermelon, mango, raisins, pineapple, apricots, and fruit cocktail.
In addition, you may want to also take a look at what he is eating at night. The morning low could be due to not eating enough or the right foods before bed or his nightly insulin dosage may be too high. Please consult his Dr. so that you can get help in figuring out how best to approach it for your son.