Ah Juicy Juice, sweet nectar of the gods..... It's the fastest and quickest way to get Grace's blood sugar up. 15 grams of liquid carbs and we get a 40-50 rise in blood sugar. Guaranteed. Sometimes I kiss a box just to say how thankful I am to Juicy Juice.
Me Want Cookie!
This, however, is Grace's first choice for bringing up a low. Oh how she loves her cookies! Alas, our lows tend to be at night-time, so I nix this cookie idea. First, it doesn't bring her up fast enough for what she needs. Cause when this girl drops, she drops like rocks in a bucket. Fast. And hard. Second, they get stuck in her teeth, so we are on an endless cycle of 'eat a cookie, brush our teeth.' Ever tried to get a 7 year old to brush their teeth at 1:30 am while looking like a drunk at a bar on last call? Thought so. Ain't pretty and ain't happening. So, while she wants cookies, Momma says no to the night-time cookie bender.
Is it just me or does everyone have a tube of cake frosting in the glove compartment of their cars? Oh, just me, thank you. We do. In both our cars. This is for the LOW of the low. Cause you know me and our luck. We will be somewhere and have to bring up a low with nary a juice or a cookie in sight. I am breaking open the frosting on that occasion, blowing a sky-kiss to Betty Crocker and stuffing some in Grace's cheek so it slides down her throat. Then I probably will take a big squeeze of it myself, just for good measure. Luckily, in 18 months, I haven't had to use this, but do you know how nice it makes me feel to know that's it's there in the car? I thought you did.