Saturday, May 9, 2009

Perfect Snack

I can normally get all of my grocery shopping done in about an hour and a half but today it took me 3 hours! Why? Well because we're getting tired of eating the same thing over and over so I took my time (with 2 kids in tow) and went aisle by aisle looking for new things to try. I made it a game with the girls to help me find new things they'd like to eat. Kacey really wasn't into the game and all I kept hearing was...
"I'm tired!"
"My feet hurt!"
"My tummy hurts!"
"I don't feel good"
"I think I feel low! I need to test."
"I'm only a 113 but I feel low!"
"I'm hungry!"
(and the list goes on)
It made it very difficult to shop and I really don't know why I put myself through the whole issue of taking her with me. Kayleigh is a big help when I go because she holds my coupons and she can go get another cart if we need one. I even tried letting Kacey push the cart and it was too heavy so I let her be coupon holder and she said they made her fingers sweaty...LOL! So it wasn't until we hit the freezer section that she got interested in the game we were trying to play. I had a few coupons for some new little ice cream cones and I was having her search for them. Imagine her surprise when she ran across these.......

She immediately belted out a squeal and grabbed a box of them and flipped it over. "Mom! Mom! MOMMMMM! LOOK! It's only 4 carbs!!!" I know the lady standing there thought we were crazy but she was the one who needed help when she said, "Awww is someone watching their weight?" Ummm....ok it was all I could do not to smack this lady so I killed her with kindness and replied. "Nope we're not watching our weight, she's got type 1 diabetes and it's a perfect snack when we find something like this!" I'm sure you can imagine the look on her face and how she wanted to insert her foot! I turned back to Kacey and continued my conversation with her. "Wowwwwww Mom! Can we try them? Please!!!!" ......"ABSOLUTELY! In fact, let's try 2 different boxes." (they had 3 different boxes) Kacey is a HUGE Crystal Light fan. That is normally all she drinks. I make her the orange drink and it's perfect for breakfast and she loves the peach tea and we put that in her water bottle for school. We've tried the lip staining Fruit Punch and the tongue staining Grape but she doesn't drink those regularly because she says they are "too sweet". Kacey literally skipped through the store with those popscicles in hand.

She usually has a snack for bedtime and these are perfect for that when her sugars are high. Tonight she tested for bedtime at 8pm and since she was outside playing all afternoon, Herbie said she was a 62! She started to cry because she wanted the popscicle for snack. MMmmmk....popscicle and one glucose tab...that should do it! And 15 minutes later....retest...123....ahhhhhh perfect! I rechecked at 11pm to make sure she wasn't dropping again and she was a 146.

I have a feeling that we're going to be keeping a stash of these popscicles in the freezer. They're still a "treat" but it's one of those treats that don't make you feel bad and they will be great for her high's. So after all the drama through the grocery store....I think we managed to come out on top! If you get a chance to check them out in your ice cream section....try them! I had one of the peach tea ones and they are delicious and very icy.


Rachel said...

Wow, I've never seen those before!!!! I will definitely look for them next time I go to the grocery store! :)

Scott K. Johnson said...

OOooh! Oooh! NICE find Jill! I'll have to see if they have those around here!

Another good one is the sugar free popsicles, life saver flavor. Those rock.

Amy said...

DEFINITELY looking for those on my next shopping trip!!! Woo hoo!