Last Night’s Villain
Doesn’t look like a villain, right? 100% fruit, no added sugar, likely organic and free-range. Low glycemic index and easy on the blood sugar.
So I broke personal rule #23 last night – no new foods before bedtime – and gave it to the boy for dessert. (We have a lot of rules. Living with diabetes makes you more OCD and superstitious than a sailor. Not that I wasn’t OCD and paranoid before.)
8pm – Mild low before bed. No problem.
9pm – Moderately stubborn lows. Hmmm…
10pm – 55 and refusing to budge. Boy is juice-logged at this point and refuses to drink any more, so the rainbow of Skittles into his mouth begins. We suspect the fruit roll-up is the culprit and is stubbornly saving its carbs for later in the night.
Midnight – 258, double arrows straight up on the Dex. @#$% roll-up is happily releasing carbs into the bloodstream. I mentally kiss the rest of the night goodbye, and the bolusing begins.
3am – Blood sugar starting to come down, as our villain succumbs to digestion and insulin. Yay – three hours of sleep before it’s time to walk the dog!
Lesson learned – go with the artificially-colored, synthetic, easily-digestible “fruit” product (Skittles) over the nutritious snack before bedtime!*
*Kidding. Sort of.