Friday, June 22, 2007


So I was feeling a little "funny" the other night so I figured I better check my sugar. Yeah, it was 58. A little low, but not very alarming to me since I've been as low as 17 (while I was sick and puking my guts up) and still walking and talking (although not very clearly or balanced). I try to not over-do when my sugar is low because I then end up in the 300s, but sometimes you just have to keep shoving candy in your mouth until that horrible feeling goes away when you're really low. As I said, though, 58-pfft-nothin' to it. So I grabbed 3 Hershey Kisses and the peanut butter. There is nothing better to me than chocolate and peanut butter together...well maybe that DQ Blizzard that has Oreo cookie chunks with Reese's Peanut Butter cups in it (that I take 10 units of Humalog for...pretty pathetic that I have my coverage down for this treat, isn't it?). But I digress. The little snack didn't do much, so I moved on to a granola bar. Didn't help and I felt like I was dropping lower. Now, I know some of you may be thinking that i should have OJ or milk, or some damn thing. Uh-huh. I only do that in an extreme emergency, otherwise I'll go for the candy every time. When you can't have it whenever you want-unless you want to bother taking a shot for it (and I never want it bad enough to do that...except the Blizzard, of course)-you take it when you can get it....well, I do anyway. So, I'm wandering around the kitchen looking for something, anything, that'll work quick. That's when it happened. I spotted the bag of Skittles. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY GRAMS OF SUGAR ARE IN SKITTLES?! I didn't. I checked the label. Forty-seven muhfuckin' grams! That's a 4 and a 7. Forty and seven. That is unbelievable note to self-Kevin is never having a bag of Skittles. Thank goodness there was only half a bag left 'cause this is where the overdoing for me would have come in to play. So I ate them. That did the trick. I've never mentioned, though, that every night before bed, I read. While eating two peanut butter cups. At this point, if I didn't have them, I'd bottom out in the morning. So it's therapeutic, really. So I had them while I was reading. Do you know what my accu check was the next morning after all that? Ninety. yes, that's a 9 and a 0. 90. Perfect. Go me.

I have no idea why I wrote this post....


Julie said...

I did NOT need to know that about skittles.

But humm, I read before bed too so maybe I should add some peanut butter cups to that.........I dont have any issues (that I know of) with my sugar addiction but hey....I will say I read that 2 peanut butter cups is good..err... medicine with my reading.

thanks dr. tam -- hee hee

art-sweet said...

I did not realize that you were in the few but fabulous club of sweetie guatemamas... I got very excited the other day when someone posted on guatadopt the other day about bringing her pump into the embassy.

What more do we have in common?