My kids are big fans of suicide… not the real deal… the soda mixing deal. That’s what we called it when I was a kid, do other people call it that? You know, when you mix all the flavors from the soda fountain? I hope so or else this whole thing already sounds weird.
I never really bought soda for the house before diabetes came along but if we went out somewhere that had a soda fountain though, I’d let them have at it. I’m no longer a fan of the mixed soda, but they always love it.
We went to see the Clippers play the other day. On our way home we had a car full of four hungry kids who were driving me nuts. We HAD to make a stop at McDonald’s. And guess what?!!! The one in Encino had Diet Coke AND DIET DR. PEPPER!! C was so excited to make a diet suicide! Woohoo for restaurants that have more than just one diet option!!
p.s. A lot of people around me think that C can’t have sugar or soda BECAUSE they see me giving him diet sodas. I just want to clear it up that diet sodas = no hassles with blood sugar. He CAN have regular soda, it just means it’s one more thing to THINK about. I have to figure out how many carbohydrates to give insulin for it, assuming he’ll drink all of it. I have to factor in the amount of exercise he’s getting. I have to understand that the sugar from the soda will hit him fast, there is no protein, fat or fiber to help slow it down. Full on, liquid sugar is just tricky. Diet is not. When we are at a party though and C’s only option is DIET COKE, just like everywhere else, and everyone else is drinking Sprite or Root Beer and that’s what he wants, as long as we’re not already in the middle of a blood sugar nightmare, I let him go for it.