Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Making the low go



My hero



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.


Frosting anyone?






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.








9 comments:

Lorraine said...

I don't have the frosting in the car, but I do have an extra staff of cookies. No matter how well we plan, it gives me great comfort to know they are there.

Heather said...

I might have to keep frosting in the car. I LOVE the idea. I have been trying to think of things to keep in the car.

Laura said...

Frosting in the car is a great idea. Better than a HOT juice box!!

thisiscaleb said...

"Staff"??? I'm over-extending myself with all these blogs!!!! "Stash" - sorry. :)

Meri said...

I'm loving the frosting in the car. Maybe I can have the boys take a swig before they run in to scouts!

Jen said...

I don't have frosting in the car but I carry one in our supply bag that is on us at all times AND i have one in our supply drawer at home as well as one in our upstairs bathroom medicine cabinet! I am SUPER paranoid about one of those so-low-your-kid-cannot-function kind of lows!

Karen said...

I don't have frosting in my car, but I have a big 'ole tub of chocolate frosting in my fridge at all times though!! I usually have to have my husband dole it out to me for my lows though - otherwise I'll eat half the tub and end up sky high!!

Five Bears A-Blogging said...

Okay, now I feel like a D-Geek, because I actually have Glutose 15 glucose gel in our Cami Pack (D-kit), which goes everywhere with us. But, always have juice around at home, and glucose tablets everywhere else, which T-Bear actually likes (go figure).

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

We have cake icing gel in our kit, though we've never actually used it before. We're juice or Smarties kind of people.