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Popsicles at preschool

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Susanne, May 31, 2011.

  1. Susanne

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    Finally summer made it to New England. With summer, however, Sophia's school started to hand out popsicles in the afternoons. I let her have one the first day (bolused for the 8 carbs). But today she was inthe low 200s all morning so I asked them not to give her one (8 carbs still raise her BG about 80).
    How do you handle popsicles? Do you let your kids eat regular popsicles on a daily basis? I do not want to get the sugar-free variety (stomache issues) but would prefer some less carbs in a (daily) popsicle. Any products you like that I could maybe deposit in her schools freezer so she does not feel left out?
     
  2. frizzyrazzy

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    if you're pumping, I'd just let her have it. Even if she was highish. correct and bolus.
     
  3. StillMamamia

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    I assume school is almost out? I'd just let her have the popsicles and work out with the bolusing/basal. We had a similar thing at preschool where the teacher gave juice everyday :eek: to the kids at snack time. I spoke to our D team. I wanted to not let him have it, but they convinced me to just let him have it and work around the bolus for that. Turned out alright.
     
  4. denise3099

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    What about making your own juice pops? Or the small ice pops? Or sugar free/low sugar that don't have sugar alcohols? Or frozen yorgurt in an icepop mold? Or chocolate pudding in an ice pop mold? YUM!
     
  5. valerie k

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    would just let her have the treat and correct. matt always gets what others have at school.
     
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    Can't the school just dose for the 8 grams?
     
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    Is it every day so that you can count on her getting it? What time and how long after her last bolus?
     
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    an 8c popsicle is pretty low.. I'd let her have it.. I never want K to be left out of a group. If she's pumping, have them give 8 carbs for it.. for us, we would typically not bolus for that because the running around and heat will cause a low anyway.
     
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    I'm with those who say that I'd just let her have it. Jack's morning snack at preschool always came at the peak of his breakfast spike, but I learned to just sort of overlook it. In the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal. :)
     
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    Absolutely let her have it. Popsicles are one of the best parts of childhood and summer. Let her enjoy and bolus. That's why we have the pump. :)
     
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    Can you bring a box of sugar free pops to school and have them give her those for snack instead of regular popsicles? We give K sugar free pops (4 carbs) and most of the time we don't bolus her for them.

    ETA - I just read that you don't want to give her sugar free pops....so I guess my only other suggestion would be to make your own with juice that is diluted with water, that way it would be lower in carbs?
     
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    Sugar free popsicles

    I buy sugarfree popsicles that are 4 carbs each. You could buy these and give to the teacher - or just let her eat what the other kids eat and bolus for that. Either way - she probably needs a bolus.

    My son is only four - so 4 carbs is definitely not free for him.
     
  13. AlisonKS

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    Tony's preschool did stuff like this too, argh! I let it go uncovered because right after a little carbfest they played on a playground and he burned it off.
     
  14. Amy C.

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    I think it more important that my child do what the other kids are doing -- even if it means a slight rise in the blood sugar.

    I would let her eat the popsicle and correct for it later.
     
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    I agree, thats what we would do:cwds:
     
  16. Beach bum

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    I would just go ahead and let her have one and correct.

    Does the school administer insulin? When my daughter was in pre-k the school wouldn't administer insulin, so many times I would let her have the snack and then I would come in and do catch up with correcting at lunch.
     

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