My 9-year-old has problems with low blood sugar. Lately, it’s been worse though. She has literally been almost passing out - whooshing sound in her ears, vision going black, unable to walk, cold sweat, vomiting. It’s scary. I took her to the doctor yesterday. He has ordered a 4-hour glucose tolerance test and an EEG to rule out seizures. She’s not very happy right now. She totally broke my heart. She was very composed in the doctor’s office, but the minute we got outside the door, she broke down and cried.
Anyway, he read me the riot act about pop. I don’t buy pop. My husband and my kids drink the stuff constantly, and hubby and I have gone round and round about pop. I don’t drink much pop, so I couldn’t care less if it’s in the house or not. I’ve told hubby not to bring it home, but he’s as addicted as the kids, so he brings it home despite my protests. Doctor told me I “need to take the bull by the horns” and insist on no pop in the house, so I did that last night. What has me puzzled is that he encouraged me to offer her Crystal Light. Nutrasweet?!?! He says he’d rather she drink that, as she’s getting water with it without the sugar, carbonation, artificial coloring, etc.
The thing is, I’ve read some stuff about Nutrasweet that has me concerned. When I was pregnant with her, my OB/GYN told me NO NUTRASWEET, and since then I quit drinking diet pop. She had been wanting to try Crystal Light before the doctor mentioned it, and now she’s all excited that he has suggested it! What do you all think about Nutrasweet?
Also, I have a very picky eater on my hands here. Getting her to eat protein is difficult, especially at breakfast, and proteins are what keep the blood sugar at a more even level longer. I need some creative ideas for snacks/breakfast/lunches to put some protein in her belly so she quits having these plummeting blood sugars. She won’t eat PB&J. She won’t drink milk or eat yogurt. She won’t eat cheese sticks. She won’t eat nuts unless they are cashews. Right now, soy milk at almost $4.00 per little carton is what I’m giving her.