My son Leo just turned 3. We are 5 months into his type 1 diagnosis, and we are wondering about how to treat his lows. Leo is on a pump, and if we can catch it early, we can temp basal and give him some milk. But if his BG gets too low, we currently treat with 3 teaspoons of chocolate syrup. (We use Nesquick, it doesn't have fat and works fast!)
Here is my dilemma: 3 teaspoons is roughly 150 calories, and Leo has gained 5 pounds since his diagnosis and though his weight is actually just fine, we're concerned that the syrup has contributed unnecessary calories. Since we've never given our kids juice, juice isn't an option just yet. We're working on getting him to drink it, but it is very slow going and 4 ounces is a lot to get him to drink fast (let alone in the middle of the night). And the glucose tablets are like horse pills for him and take way too long to get down. Not at all practical when treating a BG of 46!
Any ideas? What do you use???