For 15 grams of carbohydrates, try:1
- 1/2 cup of fruit juice or regular (nondiet) soda
- 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey
- Jellybeans or hard candies—see the package to determine how many
- Premeasured glucose tabs or gel
Once your blood glucose has stabilized in a safe range, eat longer-acting carbohydrates such as a sandwich, yogurt or fruit.2
Some people don't feel any warning signs of low blood glucose. This is known as "hypoglycemia unawareness."1 If you can't feel low blood glucose coming on, talk to your healthcare provider about carefully monitoring your blood glucose levels, fine-tuning your insulin therapy to help you avoid lows.