Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sugar Sick

Is there such thing as Sugar Sick?
I'm beginning to really think there is! When Kacey drops low, she does glucose tabs because she said the other stuff like juice or skittles makes her "Sugar Sick". I wasn't sure what she meant at first and she describes it as, feeling like she is going to puke because she has too much sugar in her tummy. She's done this a couple times now and I brushed her off...til today! She wanted to eat those candy peeps with her lunch and so we bolused in for them. She ate lunch and then ate the peeps for "dessert". About 15min after she ate them, she said they made her "sugar sick". She layed on the couch and complained of a tummy ache (just like she used to do before she was diagnosed) and she said, "Mommy, I just don't think I can ever eat anything sweet ever again because it just makes me sugar sick!" Is this possible? I'm wondering if since we don't feed her all the sweet stuff anymore, is her body just not used to eating sweet and really making her sick? Or is it all in her head, knowing she ate something with more sugar than she'd normally eat? It's hard to tell!

One of her favorite things to eat before diagnosis was Little Debbie- Zebra Cakes. I went grocery shopping this morning and I was picking up things for their lunches next week and I read the box of cakes- 48g carbs for 2 cakes. So if she ate 1 cake then it would be 24g carbs and she could have one every so often as a special dessert treat. I got them and when she saw the box she held her tummy and made a sour face. I asked her why in the world she did that and her reply was, "Mommy they make me sugar sick just looking at them!" it was all I could do to keep from busting out laughing! So I assured her that it was ok, we'd let Daddy take them in his lunch. She asked for mini rice cakes instead! LOL!

So for all the diabetics or parents of kids with diabetes....Do you/your child get "Sugar Sick" or is this all in Kacey's head? LOL!


Cody Turner said...

I get that way. If I am low and I have to have sugar or even if I decide to have some sugar, it always seems to sweet to me and makes me feel like I am going to be sick.

The Turner's said...

YES YES YES Nikki has the same thing happen to her!

Wendy said...

YIKES!!! I can't tell you how many times Addy has begged me not to give her juice when she's low...she asks for tabs or Starburst (which, btw, are 4c each AND gluten free!!!!) instead.

I never thought of this!!!!

Jill said...

WOW!! I thought maybe Kacey was just "imagining" this and the whole thought of putting sugar in her mouth was what was making her sick....not that it REALLY was!

I never thought of using the Starburst...but she didn't like eating the Skittles when she went low so I'm guessing Starbusrt wont be any different. I guess we'll just keep doing the glucose tabs since those work. She didn't like the fruit punch glucose tabs we tried yesterday though because she said they tasted like kool-aid and make her tummy hurt...HAHA! She likes the orange ones and the tropical fruit ones. (picky kid! LOL!)

Penny said...

Hmmm..Riley's never done that. Isn't strange how everyone is so different?