This morning, we had errands to run and I took Kacey by McDonalds for breakfast. She got her regular...egg & cheese biscuit, hashbrown and diet coke. The idiot behind the counter was wearing a manager uniform and had about as much personality as the tile on the floor! He took my order and he began to put everything on the tray. I picked the tray up and Kacey looked at me with this scared look on her face and said "Mommy! Thats COKE in that cup!" What?!? She said "I saw him put regular coke in the cup." So I turned to him and said "Is this REGULAR Coke?" And he said "Yeah." OMG!!! I felt the steam roll then! I looked at him in front of a line of about 5 other people and said "I specifically asked you for DIET Coke. Do you realize that my daughter standing here is diabetic and if she was to drink that LARGE Coke you just gave her then her blood sugar would go over 1000 mg/dl and she'd pass out in your floor and possibly go into a diabetic coma?" He just stood there and looked at me with this dumbass look on his face and the other lady standing there said "OMG! Let me get her a new one!" and she grabbed a cup and got her a DIET Coke while the manager went and hid behind the counter where they make the food. I'm so mad right now! What if Kacey hadn't of seen him do that? I usually always sip her drink when we go out to eat to make sure some idiot didn't give her the wrong drink. But what if I hadn't of sipped it? What would of happened if she drank that LARGE regular Coke? I know that we tried treating a low with regular Pepsi once....ONCE and only ONCE....because she was in the high 60's and 1/2 cup of REGULAR Pepsi sent her to almost 500 in 15 min!!! Never again! She got sick, threw up and then had a headache the rest of the day because her blood sugar went up so fast. So what would McDonalds have done? Give me a free meal? GRRRRRRR!!! It's so dang scary to think about how cautious you have to be when eating out. Then to top it off....when we got to the table to eat our biscuits this is what we saw....
That just makes my day...ugh!
For those of you that don't know the little trick to test sodas....If you have a hard time telling the difference in regular soda and diet soda....Dip a new ketone strip into the drink. If it stays negative then its DIET and if it turns color then its REGULAR. We learned that at diabetes class when Kacey was first diagnosed and I used to carry a bottle of ketone strips just for that. Now I guess we need to keep them with us again! Better safe than sorry!