Have you considered a CGM? If you get a CGM, then maybe you can head off some of the lows by catching them when he's still higher and you can treat with food he'll eat instead of the more urgent lows. Sorry I don't have a lot of tips because I'm fortunate that my T1 will eat basically anything, which is helpful since she's also celiac!
Samantha - 19
Michael - 15
Emma - 11 (2/16/05 dx 3/07, dx Celiac 1/10) - Pumping with a Pink Animas Ping! as of 9/07, with t:slim as of 8/14!
CGMSing as of 3/26/09 with Navigator, 9/14/12 with Dex 7, 12/5/12 with dex G4