Had a funny experience today!!

By roshy Latest Reply 2011-04-26 03:25:41 -0500
Started 2011-04-16 18:26:13 -0500

well i found it funny!! i woke up early and had a normal reading!! but it was saturday so i thought to myself i may iswell head back to bed for an hour ( yeah right)!! in anyways. . . . 3 hours later past lunch time i wake up and felt a tad bit low!! so i tested and the meter is shouting at me LOW LOW LOW!! so i had to find something to bring it up and i noticed a can of coke in the fridge!!!! so i snaped it open and as soon as i drank it i felt like ' hey, everybody look at me, im drinkin regular coke right now!!' just like a normal person!! there was this over whelming feeling like wooow !! this is cool!! havent drank this in 7 years!!!

i KNOW ITS SAD but it just goes to show its the lil things that can make us feel like everyone else!!

What i was wondering when you have those times of hypos do you keep something special near by so you can enjoy it with good reason!!!??? My dad used to keep rolos in his car, i have a friend who carries skittles in her bag, and ithe majority of time i will have that all important emergency bar of chocolate just in case!!!

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tabby9146 2011-04-20 18:18:16 -0500 Report

I can imagine how you feel. I loved coke and pepsi, so much and lovED (past tense) Mountain Dew. I never touch any of it now, but if I had to , like you, I would. I have not had even a sip of a regular soft drink in 2 1/2 years. I was cutting back a lot before I was diagnosed, and had gotten used to that, like one a week or something, so I'm glad I did that. The more time that goes by, really the less I miss that stuff.

MarkGThomas 2011-04-18 13:53:18 -0500 Report

You keep Coke in your fridge and haven't had any in 7 years? Wow. I can only assume that this can has not been there that long.

roshy 2011-04-18 14:15:28 -0500 Report

haha!! the can of coke was bought for a younger cousin!!! she made her way through 5 of them and the last one was left standing in the fridge!! i drank around 1/4 and the rest went down the sink!!! for my own good!!!!

kimod1013 2011-04-26 03:25:41 -0500 Report

I keep a few cans of coke in the fridge too. My daughter is a teacher and will sometimes go all day without eating and when she gets to my house at 5:30 she is starving. I give her a coke sometimes and it tides her over to get her kids home and make dinner for all of them. I got low the other day and I remembered there was a coke. I did the same. Drank a few sips and threw the rest away. I am lucky-I never did drink coke. Now Dr. Pepper is another story! Do NOT keep that in the house for sure!

VickieF 2011-04-18 13:12:40 -0500 Report

I keep a mini bottle of honey on hand for emergencies. It can be sqiurted between the gum and lip to be aborbed. It works good. At home I also have grape jelly (mostly sugar) once the mouth can be opened this works good. All of this is from experiance taking care of my Mom. I came home one afternoon and found her with eyes rolled back, toung out and totally incoherant. I grabbed the jelly and a spoon rubbing it on her gums and inside of her cheek until the mouth would open Then i spoon fed it to her until she started to come around. She then wanted some soda (pop). I was able to get her around and then fixed her a bowl of oatmeal with raisins in it. She was then back to her proper sugar levels.
I thank God I knew what to do and had the good sence to do it. Yes, I fell apart afterwards. lol

jayabee52 2011-04-18 13:31:33 -0500 Report

What a wonderful idea! I had been a beekeeper when young and never thought I'd taste honey again when I was Dx'd with Diabetes. And I have seen those little packets of honey packaged like catsup packets. And honey doesn't go bad (without being adulterated with water or something else). Wonderful idea!

Little Miss Mama
Little Miss Mama 2011-04-18 11:41:14 -0500 Report

I'm new to this diabetic connect, so please forgive me for reading the conversation… But wow, I think I'm the only one alive that doesn't do the candy/chocolate thing… I lost my taste for it… But will NEVER do the diet thing!! My lows are solved with 3 glucose tabs!!

Tigereyze209 2011-04-18 16:15:48 -0500 Report

The whole point of the discussion groups IS to be read. Welcome, and feel free to share your comments, and by all means, go ahead and start a topic of your own if you don't see a subject covered that you would like to see. You never know, what you ask could be the catalyst for what everyone else has on their mind.

jayabee52 2011-04-18 14:00:41 -0500 Report

No forgiveness needed for reading our conversations Miss Mama! That's why we post in a discussion board! Things I don't want others to see I put in an email, or I don't write 'em at all!

roshy 2011-04-18 11:58:40 -0500 Report

yeah and your right!! thats the way it should be!! but when i have a minor low i will take some chocolate or a biscuit!! i wouldnt treat that with 3 glucose tablets!! id be high as a kite!!

Little Miss Mama
Little Miss Mama 2011-04-18 12:07:25 -0500 Report

I only take 3 when I've hit a level of 40 or 50… LOL which is normal for me. 3 tabs is eqaul to 12 grams of charb's… At least the ones I have.

Pynetree 2011-04-18 08:51:13 -0500 Report

I rarely get lows any more, but had one about 8 mos. ago. Felt shaky, slow and dumb..took my BG reading and got warning for low…went right in grabbed a soda, then ate some peanut butter crackers…took BG again…still low? Then it dawned on me I had grabbed a diet soda! LOL! but blamed the " stupid" on being low! Nice to have an excuse for it…

jayabee52 2011-04-17 17:53:00 -0500 Report

Wierd! I had replied to Cheryl below, and my reply jumped up here and made no sense at all because it was out of context. So I edited it to this. What is up with that?

jayabee52 2011-04-17 16:05:53 -0500 Report

Really Roshy, that chocolate bar isn't all that wonderful to bring up your BG# from a low quickly. Reading somewhere else on DC, it was said that the fat in the chocolate slows down the carb absorption in chocolate. I prefer Skittles or a tube of icing.

roshy 2011-04-17 16:17:19 -0500 Report

you have to remember im a girl!! with a severe emotional attachment to chocolate!! i dont get to eat it often enough but when i do i go to town on that galaxy bar!!! in fairness i took a glucose tablet iswell!! so the bit of chocolate wasnt for my blood sugars as such!! it was more for my sanity!!! dont worry!! im not that clued out on my blood sugar saftey!!

roshy 2011-04-17 15:57:51 -0500 Report

therea a couple of times when ive gone low after exercizing at night time!! its great when you have an excuse to eat chocolate before you go to bed!!!

Hopieland 2011-04-17 17:23:33 -0500 Report

I love chocolate, but I do Butterfinger instead of others because of the P-Nut Butter. Probably no better a choice, but it satisfies that nagging craving the pops up once in a while…but I try not eat one just b4 bedtime, only b'coz I can't convince myself its a good idea. Like your spunk.

Pynetree 2011-04-18 10:13:34 -0500 Report

every-now-and-then..I buy a bag of mini Butterfingers…love them. So I can stash them away…eating one every couple days. Alternate between them and dark choc. Milky Ways (hard to find) I'm a chocoholic, who convinces herself, " one won't hurt!" (~ ~)

Richard157 2011-04-17 19:02:35 -0500 Report

At least once per month I have two eggs, bacon or sausage, and a Hershey bar for breakfast. The eggs and bacon have no carbs, the Hershey bar has 26 carbs. So the whole meal has 26 carbs. I bolus for the 26 carbs, and I do not have a high at lunch time. If I was on meds instead of insulin that would not be a good idea, but this works very well for me.

roshy 2011-04-18 02:04:45 -0500 Report

you havent had a fry up until u had an irish fry up with all the trimmings!!! baked beans, tomatoe, mushrooms, brennens baked bread and sausage and rasher and of course a cuppa tea at the side to finish the whole thing off!!!


Pynetree 2011-04-18 08:42:26 -0500 Report

Oh Roshy, we have a great Irish cafe about 5 miles away…tiny little coffee/newstand type place…but they do the best fry-ups, in the early hours it gets mobbed, lots of Irish relocated to this area…haven't been in over a month or two…but now that you've reminded me …have to make it a point to stop!

Pynetree 2011-04-18 11:48:04 -0500 Report

..<3 it. we discovered this gem of a place yrs. ago…my husband came out with coffee and papers and said " they make it hard to just get coffee & local paper…everyone's got a brouge, more Irish News than local, and they have guys eating the weirdest, best smelling breakfast I've ever seen.. and what's a rasher?" So we took our coffee back in , sat, and enjoyed a yummy breakfast…bought a loaf of soda bread(scone) box of Tea, and McCans steel-cut Oats , to take home with us!

Pynetree 2011-04-18 13:23:15 -0500 Report

I was familiar to "rashers", but my hubby wasn't. So he was quite taken with the whole breakfast! We bought a scone because my Mom used to make it, and wasn't baking much by then.

dietcherry 2011-04-18 12:08:59 -0500 Report

haha Roshy I love deciphering the words you use! I saw a couple of weeks ago where you used the word "deadly" in a post, which I guessed was akin to the slang word "killer" in our vernacular. I sent a text to a friend wishing him a deadly day and he immediately called and demanded to know what I was wishing on him! lol Keep 'em coming please!!!! :)

roshy 2011-04-18 12:12:23 -0500 Report

haha!! thats funny!! yeah !! thats some A1 dub (Dublin ) slang for ya!!

bleeeeeeeedin deaaaaadly!!

Harlen 2011-04-16 19:29:42 -0500 Report

Fruity Pebbles when I did go way low I loved them mmmmm
Now I dont get lows like that any more thank god .
I was such a big Pepsi drinker and swiching to Diet brrrr was hard now I can't stand the real Pepsi its like drinking syrup yuck lol
Have a great day

donna62M 2011-04-18 05:43:23 -0500 Report

had the same experience when i switched from full sugar coke to diet coke… (wouldn't drink the leaded stuff anymore.) My emergency sugar comesin the form of jelly beans…the ones we buy from the chemist overhere…I have loved them from as far back as I can remember.

MewElla 2011-04-16 18:31:51 -0500 Report

This is too funny…you nailed it…so many changes in life with diabetes, it is all those "little moments" with something that we once held near and dear to us become an "AHA moment." You get two thumbs up for this one!!

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