I had to laugh. I mean, come on, don't most parents of children with diabetes have a lot of juice in their fridge?
Open my fridge and this is what you'll see today.
Open that drawer and you'll find more: pouches, little boxes, big boxes, different brands, different flavors, different carb counts. A D mama needs variety!
The little Juicy Juice boxes are what my kids consume the most, especially Jack. With 4.23 ounces and 15g carbs, they're the perfect "pick-me-up" to treat a low.
If you, too, are a fan of Juicy Juice, you should check out this week's Sugar Bolus, because Lora of My Diabetic Child is giving away Juicy Juice! How awesome is that?!
If you glance in our pantry, you'll see more juice. If nothing else, this house is stocked with D supplies, and juice is considered a D supply here.
Did you notice these?
Yes, I know it's baby juice, and my youngest "baby" is now five years old, and my kiddo with D is now seven. But, these juice bottles are awesome. The key word there is "bottles." This juice comes in 4-ounce, 14g-carb bottles.
This is the juice that sits in Jack's D kit, in my purse and in my car, waiting for a low to strike.
The idea to use these Gerber bottles came from my friend Michelle, who is a more seasoned D mama than I. It was one of the best suggestions I've ever received.
Juice boxes break down. They don't necessarily stand the test of time. Ever have a juice box leak into your purse or D kit? Or your glove compartment? I have. What a wet, sticky mess!
The Gerber juice bottles don't deteriorate. They don't break. They don't squish. They don't leak. They can withstand rumbling and tumbling. Toss one in your bag or your car and forget about it, until you need it. It's practically guaranteed not to ruin anything.
They do feature the Gerber baby face, and Jack would be mortified if his friends saw him drinking baby juice. So I just rip that sweetie pie's picture right off of the bottle. Problem solved. (The label is paper, like a soup can label, and can be easily removed. I just eliminate the baby and leave the rest of the label.)
They come organic or not in a few different flavors.
There you have it: one of the best tips I've ever received...from Michelle to me, and now from me to you! :-)