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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.

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kathleen #

    Eek, that’s what I passed out for Halloween for the natural reasons you listed. Glad you got some rest!

    November 30, 2011
  2. Courtney #

    That sucks! Had to laugh at the skittles better than fruit leather. So true! I have given Z more junk as Diabetic than I ever would other wish. My other kids never got candy in the middle of the night or for breakfast. We didn’t even have juice in the house.

    November 30, 2011
  3. Gotta love those ‘good for you snacks’….ugh!!

    December 1, 2011
  4. so what you’re saying is: free range fruit roll up = fruit of the devil?

    ugh. sorry you had a rough night. lesson learned.

    December 7, 2011
  5. we have the same trouble will fruit roll ups, fruit snacks (annies!), and fruit leathers – SLLOOOWWWW digestion, late highs and little sleep for ma and pa!
    I, like you, find we’ve got a million rules floating around since d arrived, sadly it makes me feel like I have a bit of “control” over the beast although this is quite a farse for sure!

    December 15, 2011

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