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Sometimes we have to let them learn the hard way

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Tigerlilly's mom, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Tigerlilly's mom

    Tigerlilly's mom Approved members

    Dec 3, 2007
    Today Tyler went to the store with his dad and came home with a BAG of Mike & Ikes and wanted to eat the whole entire bag.....I warned him that he would feel like garbage after but he really wanted it - so I said go ahead - Well the whole bag was 144 carbs!!! YIKES!!! I only bolused him for 80 because I was scared to give him insulin for that many carbs. Well as soon he almost finished the bag, he says, "can you test me?, my head feels funny" He was 112 (not bad -- he started at 89) I have been testing him every half hour and he is holding steady at 180 (I am not correcting that at this point)
    BUT - he says that he is never doing that again and is laying on the couch with a blanket (very unusual for him) and just feels like crap!

  2. Abby-Dabby-Doo

    Abby-Dabby-Doo Approved members

    Feb 23, 2007
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks along these lines. :)
  3. emm142

    emm142 Approved members

    Sep 7, 2008
    lol, I just googled mike and ikes and if what I've found are what Tyler ate, I'm not suprised his head felt funny after eating 144g carbs worth! ouch! I can tell you I'd certainly be in the 300s after that. xP
  4. karpoozi123

    karpoozi123 Approved members

    Dec 16, 2005
    Oh. My. Gosh.
    I would find my meter waving HI to me if I'd do that....LOL

    I can't say I blame him though. Mike and ikes RULE! :p
  5. Danielle2008

    Danielle2008 Approved members

    Aug 19, 2008
    Oh, I really feel for him. I looked up that candy too...I think my head, and stomach would be pounding. Sounds like his BG is pretty good though with all those carbs!!;)

    I did something similar on Christmas. My parents put candy in the stocking, and nuts(cause, I like almonds LOL)...I thought, eh, what the heck, I will have some(alright, way more then some...) of the Hershey kisses, cause I never do....and its a Holiday.......boy oh boy did I have a pounding headache later. When you are not used to eating something, and you have it again suddenly, you really regret it later. :eek:
  6. frizzyrazzy

    frizzyrazzy Approved members

    Dec 23, 2006
    Oh boy - I think a whole bag of those would make anyone sick - but hey - at least his bg is cooperating. :)
  7. StillMamamia

    StillMamamia Approved members

    Nov 21, 2007
    :eek: That's a whole lota carbs, ain't it?:eek:
    Yep, this one won't be forgotten soon.;)
  8. diamondback688

    diamondback688 Approved members

    Oct 9, 2006
    I've done that, only it was with Butterfingers.
  9. melissajm

    melissajm Approved members

    May 20, 2007
    Lilly is at a friends house today. Her friends Mom just called me with Lilly's BG & to let me know what she is eating/drinking for supper. Well, Lilly decided it would be fun to down 3 25 carb juice boxes!! Can't wait to see how she is feeling in an hour when I pick her up!!: :(
  10. Connie(BC)Type 1

    Connie(BC)Type 1 Approved members

    Nov 11, 2005
    Good for you Mom!, BTW, I bet he does it again!:D Kids don't remember the bad stuff after awhile, when they see candy :D:rolleyes:
  11. caspi

    caspi Approved members

    Oct 11, 2006
    As hard as I'm sure it was for you to do, I think you did the RIGHT THING! You should also be grateful that your child can feel his highs. My son can only feel his lows and can eat until the cows come home without feeling crappy. Go figure! :rolleyes:

    Good job, Mom!!!!!!!! :cwds:
  12. kyleesmom

    kyleesmom Approved members

    Nov 13, 2007
    I feel the same way, and its generally a quick lesson. Not too long after Kylee was diagnosed, we were having problems with Kylee sneaking food. After a few times, she made the connection that eating Oreos and not taking insulin made her feel really crappy and it was just easier to do the shot. A second or two of pain was much better than hours of feeling bad.

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