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Marshmallows

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Ginagbaby1, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Ginagbaby1

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    We are going camping next week and will be roasting marsmallows. The kids don't want smores so we'll only be having marshmallows and was wondering if others have had any problems with bs after eating? We haven't had any in years...

    Thanks,
     
  2. Colleen

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    It is pure sugar. We have no problems with them.
     
  3. Beach bum

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    As long as we keep an accurate count of how many she's eaten, and bolus correctly, we have little or no problem.
     
  4. mom24grlz

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    We've roasted marshmallows a couple of times and have had no problems. We just make sure to keep track of how many she's eaten and give the appropriate amount of insulin.
     
  5. simom

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    no problems. We actually use them as low-raisers in the night because he can eat a large one in two bites and it is six carbs.
     
  6. Omo2three

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    marsh mellows will cause her to spike suddenly and drop.

    i thought it was just Ambrea but a few fellow campers had the same issue. YDMV. Also the excitement of camping and the extra activity that triggered the lows.

    we have to be careful.
     
  7. sassypantz

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    We've used marshmallow creme to bring up lows. It's pretty quick to act, so be prepared!
     
  8. Mom2henry

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    Camp fire fun

    Tried them for the first time the other night with no bad response. He had two. Sadly, there is no blanket answer-hope it goes well.

    Sarah-Mom to Henry dxd at 7-1/30/10-now 8 MDI pump on order.
     
  9. Mimi

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    We just got back from a week away with campfires every night and marshmallows on most nights. We didn't notice any difference in BG due to them.

    Now, all the extra activity during the day (hours upon hours in the lake)...that had us seeing some lows at night.
     
  10. SeacoastMom

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    We actually roasted marshmallows tonight. We didn't have any problem with BG. We just made up a measured treat bag before we started the campfire for each child. Then we knew exactly how many carbs to bolus for.

    On her CGM, we saw a quick spike after eating them followed by a drop when the insulin kicked in. Two hours later, she was steady.
     

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