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Friday, June 5, 2009

Babies need sugar-free too!

As a mother of a small child with diabetes, there are many things that frustrate me about this disease. But the one thing I'm going to harp on today is the fact that they don't make sugar-free Infant's Tylenol or Motrin.

I'm not a huge advocate of drugging my child when she shows the faintest sign of being ill, but there are times when I need to give her something. Like in April when she was fighting a fever of 104. The ER doc told us we needed to give her something to bring down her temperature, but my choices were either the drops or a suppository.

I chose the drops.

Elise was also a late teether. She didn't get her first one until 16 months (which made the food situation very difficult). She's finally getting more teeth in, but seems to be in a great deal of pain. I try all the natural remedies. namely giving her ice, but I think the teething thing is why we're having so many sleeping issues lately.

I have noticed that Elise's BG does spike up a bit when given the drops. I know there aren't a lot of carbs in them, but Elise is also very small (she only weighs 23 pounds), and I find that even a few grams does make a difference.

I did write both companies and I'm waiting to hear back from them. I'm interested in what they'll have to say, but I'm sure it will be some canned response about how there just isn't a big enough market out there for them... blah, blah, blah.

It would just be nice to have a sugar-free option.

3 comments:

  1. THIS IS REALLY AN ISSUE. TYLENOL AND MOTRIN MUST COME UP WITH SOMETHING. UNTIL ONE IS FACED WITH A PROBLEM LIKE THIS, GENERALLY IT IS NOT THOUGHT OF. WHY NOT?? I WONDER IF TYLENOL MARKETS ITSELF TO EVERYONE OR JUST TO SOME CHILDREN? MIGHT BE A GOOD QUESTION TO ASK. IT MIGHT GET THEM THINKING THAT THEY ARE NOT AN "ALL INCLUSIVE" COMPANY AND THAT THEY MARKET TO ONLY CERTAIN GROUPS. Please excuse the caps I didn't realize they were on. Since we have been dealing with Addy's diabetes and celiac, I hold every company and restaurant to the fire. Guess I just have a tiger spirit.

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  2. Well, that's my mom for ya ;)

    Go get' em tiger!

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  3. http://www.htpharmacy.com/SugarFree.html Maybe helpful.

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