Saturday, February 18, 2012

Different country, different climate, different FOOD!

After a few days of battling lows, particularly with Issie, we're now at the other end of the scale!

At first I was worried that perhaps our insulin supplies didn't like the trip over very much, despite the best efforts of the Air Canada crew to keep it at the right temperature, however, since Issie IS coming down, eventually, and doesn't have any ketones, it's not the insulin.

It's the food!

One food in particular...

Cinnzeo Buns!

Yes, I know, not exactly the best type of food for a diabetic kid, however, we're on vacation, and it's our first week here and the kids are experimenting a little with new foods. Trust me, this little experiment will be very short lived!

So far I haven't been able to find a correct carb count for one of these things! The Cinnzeo website doesn't have any nutritional information - just tells you to "indulge, it's okay!"

One website said that there was something like 22g of carb in one of these buns.

Seriously, there's more than 22g of carb in that PICTURE!!!

To give you an idea of the size of this thing I've taken a picture of some of the buns we have left alongside something we're ALL familiar with - an Insulin Pen!

Anyway, the first time Issie had one of these we doubled the carbs - and she ran high right through the night. The second time we did 2.5 times the carbs listed on that website and still she ran high, with a lovely 19.7 at 3am and feeling sick because she'd been high for a few hours, but no ketones thank goodness!

So, there's a bit or experimenting going on with this one, and with a lot of the foods we're eating right now. Just goes to show, you get into a routine with the kinds of foods your kids eat when you're at home, but take yourself out of your usual routine and you're flying blind once again!

We'll get there.

Thankfully, where we're staying is an hour drive to the nearest mall where they sell these things - and next time, we WON'T be buying a take-home pack!

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