Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sugar Shopping Good times!!

What fun we had today......two diabetics set loose in a warehouse full of candy. HAAA!!

Jen and I go shopping several times a year for CANDY that is perfect for treating lows. This all started by Jen, realizing that jumbo rockets fit perfectly into a glucose tab container (brilliant!). Even though I was busted today with my jumbo rockets in a plastic zip lock bag (whoops!)....HA!

We headed down to the wholesalers warehouse in Halifax, where every candy you could think of is sold in bulk. A local version of price club/sams....with two silly diabetics reading every label of every candy and critiquing on the ease for treating lows!

I was drawn to the sugar laden lollipops, but they had over 25 grams of carb per lillipop....so no go, we want nice even easy 15 gram servings! Our trusty fail safes are the rockets - and Jen goes through them like.....well....like candy! (she does swim a million kilometers every week and all!) Jen consumes 4 times the jumbo rockets then I, so she ended up with 4 boxes of jumbo rockets and I lived on the wild side, and bought 1 box of jumbo SOUR rockets!

Oh I am fearing my first low with these little sour devils, but I am up for the adventure!

I got a good giggle when Jen wanted to buy the popeye pez-dispenser to treat lows....or the candy cigarettes.......ohhh to let two diabetics loose in a bulk candy store :)

Jen I'm going to bring some jumbo sour rockets in a plastic baggie for you HA!!!!

6 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Sour rockets?! Whoa - no WAY you will overtreat with those bad boys!!

I have to admit - I have no idea what the Jumbo Rockets are. Must be a Canadian thing...

LOL!! Sorry - I just could NOT resist...

Take care!

Drea said...

http://www.smarties.com/

Guess everywhere else in the world they are called smarties (anyone else call them rockets????)....but our smarties here are chocolate with a candy coating!! mmmmmmm.......

LORI said...

I love Rockets, and hoard them at Halloween time to treat lows. Hee hee...

Lately, if I don't feel like drinking juice... or carrying juice boxes around with me for that matter (they get heavy after a while!)... I've been using marshmallow strawberries. Yum!

Drea said...

Lori!! So glad to see another person who knows and loves rockets!!

marathonswimmer (Jen) said...

I look forward to getting a baggie full of sour rockets! Hahahah. :)

type1emt said...

Yum..
sounds fun, candy shopping for lows is the best..
(more so then getting low when grocery shopping + grabbing/buying/consuming the first available sugary substance)