Monday, July 18, 2011

Random Thoughts and The Great Lunch Box Caper

So a few random thoughts before I end with the crazy lunch box story.

Why does Chinese food make BG run so high? This is the second time we have experienced it- we even gave more insulin this time and still got BG 200+ after. I know Pizza is a crazy diabetes food but Chinese? Is it the eggroll? rice? or just the excitement of the doorbell ringing?!

On the opposite end of the spectrum, why does veggin on the couch cause BG to crash?! 2 weekends in a row we have had the lucky opportunity to stay home and do nothing (well the kids and hubby did nothing- a mothers work is never done!!) Both days Isabelle was on the couch in full movie mode and went low 4 different times? Crazy I tell ya! Maybe her body is so used to all the action at camp that when she sits still for more than a minute it freaks out?

ok so now that all that is out, on to the Great Lunch Box Caper. So every morning I am a robot packing Isabelle's lunch. I weigh and count everything a put in baggies. I put a list of everything in the lunch box and what the carb counts are or if they are free. I also include bags labeled "low snack 15" or "low snack 30". She knows those snacks are only to be eaten when she goes low and if they are being active to eat the 30 carbs (or crabs as I typed 1st ) SOOOO, Wednesday was a regular day, hubby picks up kids because I work late. I got a very cryptic message from Isabelle "momma, I have really bad news" I'm thinking ok one of the frogs died or the Braves lost. (I'm thinking like a kid)
No frogs died and not sure about the Braves but when I got home and asked her what was such bad news she said "I got low so I went to my lunch box to get a low snack and someone ate all my food" What?! what did you do? "I got scared but my counselor remembered I had snacks in my cammo bag so I ate those. But I went to the gym afterward and all my lunch wrappers were on the floor" How do you know they were yours? "momma, who else is gonna have a low snack?!" CRACKED ME UP! I then reminded her she did have glucose tabs in her fanny pack, but I think she was so shocked her box was empty she wasn't thinking (either that or the low!)
So of ALL the lunch boxes at camp some kid had to find the one that belongs to the kid who needs food sometimes medically! UG! So now they keep her lunch at the front desk. I am sure all the counselors were freaking out! BUT now I have 1 more thing to add to my crash course in diabetes form ~ ~ if all else fails when low give 1/2 cup REGULAR soda~ ~ That makes it easy since there is usually a soda machine around!   

All in a day of riding the wave!

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