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A Formal Request ...

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by nikichickee, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. nikichickee

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    For a Calorie King Toddler Edition :)

    It would contain such carb counts as ...

    Sand
    Dirt
    Grass
    Play Dough
    A magic marker sucked on for 14.3 seconds
    Boogers
    Cardboard
    Books

    It would also be purchased alongside the scale that can deduct accordingly for the amount of your child's meal that will land on the floor, in her hair, or my personal favorite ... In Mommy's bra.

    While mulling over my dream for such productions today I realized only you guys would truly appreciate the humor to be found within, so join me for a chuckle or add your D dream tool, besides a cure of course! :cwds:
     
  2. liasmommy2000

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    LOL.

    Lia was older when dx, but still wants to just suck the juice out of orange sections. I've finally cured her of that, but I'm sure underneath my colored hair there are a few gray hairs just because of that one.
     
  3. chammond

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    I would like to add my personal favorite, dogfood!
     
  4. AlisonKS

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    yes we had that happen so much!
    I don't miss the toddler/diabetes years at all.
     
  5. shekov

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    Thanks for the laugh! My dd was almost 3 when dx so didn't have too many of these.

    When she a toddler she ate handfuls of dirt and an unbelievable number of dandelion blossoms. :D
     
  6. virgo39

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    I was just reminding DD that when she was little, she ate dirt.

    I'll never forget sitting outside with her when she was 9 months old or so while she was smearing dirt in her mouth, thinking about the fact that I was scrupulously boiling the water I used to make her formula.:)
     
  7. bgallini

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    Can I add to the list:

    Acorns
    Mulch
    Bark....still on the tree or off the tree
    Shoes....or the stuff they suck off the bottom of the shoes

    Maybe you could weigh the child before and after eating and come up with an estimate?????
     
  8. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    A grandma posted here a while back, concerned because her t1 grandchild was eating the dandelions and such from her back yard. Well, guess what? Dandelion greens are about 6% digestible carbohydrate by weight. Still, takes an awful lot of dandelions to get an appreciable number of carbs.
     
  9. slpmom2

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    I'd like someone to please invent a device that you can wave over a food and know precise carb counts. And, of course, it would have to work on puddles of spilled milk!
     
  10. SarahKelly

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    found out from Play-doh that their brand is 50% carbs by weight...thanks Play-doh you don't even know how much I need to know that.

    Now how about the carbs in things like:
    toothpaste
    children's tylenol/motrin
    glue (ick, ick, ick!!!)
    finger paint
     
  11. GaPeach

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    Absolutely funny!!!!

    BTW, do those french fries that fell out of the Happy Meal box lose any carbs before they are found and eaten days later while crusin' around town in the car?
     
  12. StillMamamia

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    YES!!!! I second this request as well. A carb scanner!!
     
  13. denise3099

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    How much milk is absorbed by an Oreo cookie? Or a t-shirt?

    I also need a carb scanner that will tell you how many carbs are burned during a particular activity. Like you scan your kid before and after palying in the snow to know how many carbs were used. Or in the pool. Or jumping on the couch. Or wrestling with your brother.

    Maybe some sort of formulas list like one week old lollipop from under a sofa cushion = 4 minutes of jumping on said sofa. :D
     
  14. MommaRetta

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    This is too funny! :D

    I needed a good laugh today! I've been absent from these forums for way too long. I need to get back into this community.
     
  15. sisterbeth43

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    I got a good laugh out of this also. My toddler days are long past, but it brought back memories.
     
  16. BKKT10

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    I love this! How about crayon wrappers?
     
  17. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Niki, this post really makes me miss "rep" :rolleyes:
    Thanks for the laugh:D
     
  18. deafmack

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    Yes, and it subtracts the carbs you don't eat, so you have an accurate carb count.
     
  19. StillMamamia

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    AND it tells you exactly what kind of bolus to use!:D

    If only...

    My kids never ate anything "weird", although Ian had a phase where he would suck the life out of clothes' tags.:eek::eek: But I guess that's carb-free.
     
  20. nikichickee

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    Glad to have spread a few chuckles :) ... So has anyone actually bolused for play dough?
     

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