Can I try one of those?
No, they’re for treating lows.
Well I hope I have a low so I can try one.
We’re always on the hunt for ways to treat low blood sugars. We use a variety of glucose tabs, gels, and of course juice boxes. We recently found Quick Sticks, which are kind of similar to the Pixie Sticks we had as kids.
Quick Sticks come in two flavors: sour apple and watermelon. Q proclaimed sour apple as her favorite, but once we ran out of the apple and only had watermelon left, she said that she likes that flavor too.
Each stick has 10 grams of carbs, which is nice because sometimes we don’t need the full 15 carbs that a juice box brings.
What I like is that they are very easy to transport. We have been keeping a few of them in the bottom of her “pump bag” and I don’t have to worry about them causing a mess (unlike juice boxes which I always put in a plastic baggie).
If there’s a con, it’s that frequently if she talks or laughs while having one, she sprays the powder everywhere!
It’s amusing and annoying at the same time because I always wonder how many carbs just became airborne. Probably not many.
Q has been reading the “Low Blood Sugar Education Book” that comes in the box and even quoted from it the other day. After waking up she told me that it was important to test her blood sugar right away just in case she was low.
Currently they are available from the Quick Sticks website and HEB and Kroger stores. Beginning in October they will also be available at Walgreens and Walmart stores (some stores are already stocking them). They retail for $5.99 for a box of 12 sticks.
- 10 grams carb per stick
- sour apple and watermelon flavors
I have an exciting special offer for D-Mom Blog readers. To celebrate Quick Sticks’ launch in Walgreens and Walmart stores this week, the first 50 people who email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, address, city/state will receive a free ‘Buy One, Get One” coupon good at all Walmart and Walgreens locations! Tell them you heard about Quick Sticks on D-Mom Blog.
Update: Thanks to all the readers who e-mailed Quick Sticks for the coupon. All 50 have been given out at this point. But look for Quick Sticks at your local Walgreens or Walmart and you can of course order them from their website.
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Disclosure: Quick Sticks provided us with a box of each flavor for review consideration. Monetary compensation was not received for the review and opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement.
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