{Diabetes} Forget the Smarties, She Needs a Burger

by Leighann on April 22, 2011

“Ten minutes to low blood sugar meltdown…”

If only I had realized that making my child with low blood sugar wait ten minutes for a ranch burger would do the trick.

(Click over for embedded video.)

Uh, I think the makers of Hidden Valley Ranch have got it a little wrong.

That being said, we use this to dip carrots and top salads because it’s…wait for it…low in carbs.

Updated to add: The commercial has been pulled from circulation. See the explanation on Facebook.

Via Lee Ann Thill and Jamie Hernandez as shared on Facebook.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JaimieH April 22, 2011 at 8:37 am
2 Lee Ann Thill April 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

That commercial was painful to watch. Such a ridiculous premise, hamburger meat and salad dressing to raise low BG…. ugh. I’m glad they pulled it, and do give them some credit for responding to the complaints as quickly as they did.


3 tmana April 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Just saw that on TV the other day… one of the more RAGEworthy commercials I have seen…


4 Denise aka Mom of Bean April 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

When I saw this the other day I just about jumped through the TV to hurt someone! I know I made a very, very snarky comment at the TV. Glad it was naptime for Bug and Bean was at school so they didn’t hear me!! 🙂


5 Leslie April 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

I posted about this on facebook as well. People really do say the dumbest things without knowing what they are saying. Glad they retracted, now to work on Oprah and Dr. Oz and how they lie to the general public, we’d be good to go 🙂


6 Josie June 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

Wow. Really? It’s clear she’s not talking about diabetics. While I have diabetes and I have 2 children with diabetes, I know that we are not the only ones who get low blood sugar. She’s simply saying that she wants to make a quick meal before the kids get so hungry that they’re cranky (low blood sugar).
Maybe it’s because I have lived with type 1 for over 20 years, my son has lived with it 13 years, and my daughter, 6 years… But this is certainly not offensive to me.


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