Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Making The Low Go...

Part of Diabetes Blog Week!

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that is what my little girl is made of!

If it was up to me, I would treat lows with Milky Way Midnight Chocolate Bars.  Yep, I have a sweet tooth that LOVES everything dark chocolate. I would keep all sorts of candy bars, and the like in the house.  I also love candy and Skittles and Starburst are among my favorites.  It's really not a good "habit" to have.

Seriously, I really try not to keep candy in the house so usually we just use the old "standbys" for treating a low.  Audrey's favorites seem to be glucose tablets. I believe she has called them giant smarties.  They make me smart, right mom?  Sure kiddo, whatever you say!

Another favorite of Audrey's is fruit snacks. Oh how this child loves her fruit snacks.  This one is a hard one for me though, because fruit snacks aren't the most healthy thing on plant earth.  There is so much artificial stuff in them, but fruit snacks sound more healthy then Starbursts or Skittles. (not that I don't occasionally use Starbursts or Skittles to treat a low.)

There is also juice.  Audrey LOVES juice.  She would live on it if she could.  I have definitely had to come up with creative ways to let her have her juice.  I don't mind "light" juice but I try not to give her foods with artificial sweetener in them too often.  I think it's very hard to avoid it. Audrey will have to have more of that stuff when she is older, might as well keep food at natural as we can until then.  I pretty much stick with 100% natural juice, and add filtered water too it to keep the carbs down.  I also try to make sure she just has it at meal times.  It's a good thing that she also loves milk so I can usually steer her away from the juice (unless she is low) at meal times. 

That really is all we use to treat lows.  I have a hard time with this because I really don't want her to have candy all the time but I don't want to deny her the candy either. I want to keep it a special treat, like it was before Diabetes took over our lives.  

So, that's what we do to make our lows go, what do you do?



thisiscaleb said...

Yep - glucose tabs are like giant smarties and regular old smarties work great for lows too! (although can prove problematic as they have a tendency to roll around).

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

We use regular Smarties all the time. Same ingredients and less expensive. Each roll is 6gC.

My daughter loves fruit strips. We buy the them at Target or Schnuck's and they are organic and are made with fruit and fruit juice...no added sugar. It's what we keep in her locker to have before PE.

Meri said...

We used fruit snacks for YEARS. They were our go to low snack. They completely ruined my boys teeth! LOL! So now we use yogos, they are a little easier to chew and don't stick to the teeth as much.

connie said...

My girls use the glucose tablets and juice boxes for most lows. The tablets ARE like giant smarties which my kids love, so instead of them eating 'medicine' they feel like they are getting a treat :)

Lani said...

You are a girl after my own heart in that first paragraph!!


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