REI and picked up the "Justin's Nut Butter" I blogged about last week or so. They had these peppermint GU's on sale for .49 cents. I grabbed a few for my late night runs or just as a pick me up.
GU energy gel's instead of glucose tablets is first my son thinks glucose tablets are just pixie sticks in a pill form and he sneaks one whenever I am not looking, second they do taste great and I sometimes sneak one when I am not paying attention as well, and third I feel like if you eat twenty of them you are going to raise your BG's something like 20 points then I move to the Tampico or ice cream in the freezer.
This is more of a double edged blade because on one hand I don't just sit around drinking GU packs for their great taste. Then on the other hand when I am low I eat everything else first before eating the GU's because I am not the biggest fan of them. Then if I have a low at night and a GU is an energy pack, who wants to stay up till midnight watching the Asian stock market updates on MSNBC? Now these peppermint GU packs are a descent blend of taste and usefulness. I would give the GU packs 3 syringes out of 5 syringes on my patented diabetes syringe scale for their ability to raise my sugar levels but poor on their taste which sometimes I would just rather eat a pint if ice cream than just take a glucose tablet or a GU pack.
So my journey for a CGM is pretty relevant that I need to get more technology plugged into my belly!