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What do you usually use to treat a blood sugar low?
Glucose tablets
30%
Glucose gel
1%
Juice, soda, or another sugary drink
29%
Hard candy (e.g., Smarties, Lifesavers)
9%
Nothing specific - I eat whatever is closest until I feel better
19%
Other
10%
Total votes are 832
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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...