Snacks for Hypoglycemia that are NOT fruit

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Updated February 26, 2015 at 4:32 AM
Created October 31, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I am a Type 1 (diagnosed 8 years ago, now 28) who just started paleo 3 weeks ago and I definitely have noticed a difference in my blood sugars (yay!). I was just wondering - other than treating lows with almond butter/apple slices or just fruit (due to the faster acting sugar), have you found anything else that is paleo-approved works? I'd love any other options, would just be nice to mix it up from fruit all the time, but don't plan on eating whole sweet potatoes at 3am.

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8270 · October 31, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I don't have an answer for you, but if you eat on the low carb end of Paleo, you may find that your hypo events become exceptionally rare. See this for example:


Fruit is probably better than candy that some people use, if you can calculate their impact on raising blood sugar. Perhaps raisins or other dried fruit, because they are easy to carry around and you can eat a certain number to expect a certain rise in BG.

You might check what Dr. Bernstein (Dr. Bernstein's Diabetic Solution) recommends, though he's not really paleo in persuasion.

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15 · October 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Yes, a slow burn, low glycemic food, but the longer you are on the Paleo diet, the better. In August 2012, my A1C tests came back normal after 6-months, and I never have any blood sugar spikes. I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome in 2005. Today, I have my my blood-work results and at 54, and after 18-months on this Paleo diet, my Cholesterol is 190; triglycerides 91; HDL 61; LDL 119, and the notes at the bottom are "very low lipoprotein @10 and Cholesteraol: HDL 3.1. So, Paleo will change your life! (-:

300 · October 31, 2013 at 2:07 PM

a whole food thats not fruit or a vegetable or a meat..................hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

0 · October 31, 2013 at 1:56 PM

@Dan 29 - it's not that I don't plan on eating sweet potatoes. Big fan. I just am on the road quite a bit and I guess I just need to start prepping them way in advance and have them in tupperware. Fruit is pretty easy to travel with and I was looking for other solutions that I could take with me (to the gym, to work, etc) easily. Thank you for the suggestions!

3979 · October 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Why don't you plan on eating sweet potatoes? You don't have to eat whole ones... I don't see your reasoning. Sweet potatoes are a pretty ideal carb source. Plantains are good too.

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