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.