Friday, May 23, 2008

If you have ever eaten to much of diabetic candy and know the results because of that you may find this a little funny or have sympathy.

Today the kids and I went to the store and the girls brought their own money so they could buy candy. At the checkout Megan picked skittles and Emily chose Ice Breakers Sour Fruit. I really never gave it any thought that it had artificial,don't eat all of it at once, and she said "ok". Yeah right, a kid with candy and not eat all of it. Well later she had a hurried trip to bathroom, I won't go into much detail, but everything pretty much went right through her. I didn't think much of at that time, until later she made another rushed trip to the bathroom, I then asked her did you eat all of those Ice Breakers her answer was "yes", and then investigated and saw the ingredients and realized what was happening to her. To much maltitol and maltodextrose acts like a laxative. Needless to say she has been very hungry because her food does not stay with her long and she is a big eater anyways. Hopefully the night will be not filled with trips to the bathroom and my help needed.

We live and learn don't we. I don't think I will be letting her by Ice Breakers anytime soon. Ha ha ha.