My kiddos LOVE hot chocolate. I always have some mix on hand for when the cold settles in for the season. Living in an area of the country where cold temps last anywhere from 5-6 months out of the year, my stash of cocoa often earns it's own shelf in the cupboards.
A couple of weeks ago I was at the grocery store and remembered I needed to stock up again. It is Autumn and that can mean one day we may be in shorts and a T-shirt, while the next we are scrambling to dig out the hats and gloves. Better to be prepared than be sorry.
While looking at the various kinds of cocoa, I suddenly realized this year things would be a little different. A cup of cocoa with marshmallows for Ellie would mean an extra dose of insulin which would mean an extra shot. (We are doing MDI on Humalog and Lantus for our basal)
If Ellie snacks on something less than 15 grams of carbs, no shot. Aha! Find a cocoa with less than 15g per serving and badda-bing badd-boom, no poke for her. The Nesquik I purchased has only 7g per serving when mixed with water ........ perfect!
Last night we put the drink to the test. It was snack time after dinner and Ellie wanted some of her *new* hot cocoa, and paired it with a protein. It appeared to make a nice, balanced choice.
Ellie's bedtime blood glucose reading was 328 :o! (Her ideal range is 80-150) Since we are newly diagnosed and not instructed on corrections, we do nothing about a high number but check for ketones and drink extra fluids. Not an ideal set-up for going to sleep.
Now for the funny:
My hubby is in the kitchen and has a Sharpie in one hand and the box of Nesquick in the other. He is giggling and smirking as he is writing something on the lid. He tilts it down to show me and I read: Makes Ellie High!
She had told him he should write that on the box so we would remember for next time she wanted to drink it that it makes her 'high'.
'High' has a WHOLE new meaning to me now ;)
p.s. 20 bonus points for the 1st person who guesses what movie the line in the title came from