Friday, March 23, 2012

No Good Food!

We all have to get up in the middle of the night eventually to grab ourselves some snacks, but for some reason, going low in the middle of the night is MUCH worse than going low during the day.  Besides the fact that you are having to wake up from your sleep and crawl out of bed, the fact that there is a possible chance that there is NO good food in the house at 2 a.m is the worst feeling - at least when it's in the middle of the day you can have a spoon full of honey and march yourself to the candy store for a good treat.

It seems that in the middle of the night, when you wake up craving food you want something intangible.  Something that just hasn't been in your cupboards in years.  You have scanned each and every cupboard and drawer, and you even have looked at your roommates stash and STILL cannot you cannot manage to please Mr. Diabetes who is demanding cotton candy and a Caramilk bar. You now have to just deal with sipping on a juice box for the time being until you fall back asleep and forget about that demanding Mr. Diabetes who woke you up for an impossible snack.

It seems we all crave something a little different when we are low and sometimes it is such a huge craving that you cannot bare to be low anymore.   When the opportunity strikes you where you can eat whatever you want without consequences, you realize that it doesn't matter because the milk, goat cheese and mayonnaise you have in the fridge isn't going to satisfy your needs anyways.



  1. When I'm low, I don't want to eat. During the day, the evening or the middle of the night. I have to force myself to eat things. You are SO very lucky in that a juice box will raise your blood sugar. I'd have to have several of them, but then if they have corn syrup I can't have them because I'm allergic to corn syrup. But then how low is low for you? When I saw I'm low an average is 36mg/dL(US) or 2mmol/L(European/Canada) is low for me.

  2. When I was younger and I went low in the middle of the night, I wanted to EAT ALL THE FOOD. Really. Everything seemed delicious. But now that I'm older, I don't even consider going for food, I head straight to the juice. Food takes too long to absorb, and all I want to do is go to sleep.