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Halloween: The Tricks for Handling Treats
With Betty Brackenridge and Lea Ann Holzmeister on October 23, 2000

Chat Room Administrator chat@childrenwithdiabetes.com (206.112.197.133) Mon Oct 23 2000 20:11:30 Eastern US
The 'Food Matters' chat room is now open. Our special chat about Halloween begins at 9pm Eastern.

Mon Oct 23 2000 20:50:57 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
Hi, I'm early

Mon Oct 23 2000 20:59:51 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
We'll start soon ...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:00:35 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Hi all! Glad to be here on a rainy night in Phoenix! Feels like Halloween.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:00:53 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Boo! Welcome to the Food Matters Chat on "Handling Halloween." We're expecting big crowd tonight -- so let's share good ideas for keeping the fun in halloween for kids with diabetes.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:01:09 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Hi Jeff

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:01:10 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
Welcome LeaAnn. Thanks for joining us!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:02:05 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
Welcome Betty. I've posted a note in the Parents room.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:02:28 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Welcome, Connie. Thanks for joining us.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:02:47 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Thanks, Jeff. That ought to get us a crowd.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:03:28 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
This is our first halloween since dx

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:05:03 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Wow, Connie - a two-year old at Halloween is lots of fun - diabetes or not -- do you have any particular questions.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:05:38 Eastern US
Daniel/FL (Pump User) from 24.164.36.163
hi

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:05:52 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
Betty and LeaAnn, we long ago decided to hand out non-candy treats, such as little plastic bugs and the like.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:05:58 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
Just the fact that he will want to eat all the candy in one night.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:06:48 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
I decided to hand out snack sized microiwave popcorn

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:07:11 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Connie, that would be quite a bellyful for any two year old - diabetes or not!! LOL Have you seen the information page posted for this chat?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:07:45 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
Yes found it very helpful

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:08:09 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
Not too many parents in the parents room ... might be a while before we attract a crowd.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:08:34 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Jeff, well that handles the kids LEAVING your house -- but what about Marissa gets.. or is she too old for this stuff now?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:08:50 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Connie and Jeff: I like your ideas. I know the kids are sometimes not too thrilled but after the candy is gone they appreciate other things!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:09:43 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Connie, glad you found it helpful. Do you have any questions or comments?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:09:55 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
Betty: Marissa and her friends most definitely dress up and hit the neighborhood. Many families know her and have a special treat for her (non-candy), which she and we appreciate. The rest she eats, but slowly over many weeks. The pump makes it much easier.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:10:17 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Hi everybody! Glad to be here, like usual!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:10:27 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
Not realy sure - I am still new to the whole diabetes thing

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:10:39 Eastern US
joey in kentucky from 63.16.177.250
:-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:11:00 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Happy Halloween everyone!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:11:18 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Hi Shannon: Do you have any Halloween dilemas?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:11:47 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Jeff, that bit of making the candy stash last a long time is the key -- how does Marissa decide how much on a given day?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:11:58 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
Looks like the parents are arriving ...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:12:16 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Hey, Sue!! And Shannon.. and joey - wellcome

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:12:33 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
Betty: Marissa will eat one or two items a day, one with lunch and one after dinner (usually). In all honesty, she's the best eater in the house.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:12:50 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Just any insight on how to control so his blood sugar doesn't get out of control.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:13:25 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Connie, with a two year old, managing candy and insulin must be avery new skill. What kind of food management approach are you using -- carb counting, exchanges, what??

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:13:49 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
I am a little worried about the walking and the excitment making his numbers drop

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:14:15 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
We carb count 30 grams for each meal/snack

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:14:19 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Jeff, LOLOL, I love an honest man!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:14:56 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
I think Halloween started two weeks ago with the many parties, treats, etc. How do you handle all these events? I usually change my typical buying habits and assume they get enough with all these events.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:15:24 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Shannon, did you get a chance to look at the information page posted for the chat. It has some ideas.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:15:32 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
I really appreciated the pre-page to the chat. My wife and I really subscribe to the theory of we are not going to let this disease keep our kid from being a kid. I have really been disturbed over the last couple of years with parents in the room saying they pay their kids for their candy and then take it somewhere else...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:15:59 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
My kids were dx'd at the beginning of October. I heard of "buying back" the candy. I let Ev keep 20 pieces and traded the rest for a toy. This is getting tougher each year. I'm tossing around the idea of using cash this year. Not sure yet.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:16:35 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Connie, is he likely to have lows when he does extra walkig at other times? And does excitement ususally make his BG go up or down.. that varies from person to person.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:17:00 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
No, I didn't...where is itunder so i can pull it up & print?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:17:05 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
We'll throw away remnants of Halloween 99 on 10/31 and then fill the stash for next year...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:17:06 Eastern US
Sue, CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
just read joey's post. I'm going to go find the pre-page and read it.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:17:15 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
I agree with you Joey, I will let my son eat the candy just in moderation

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:17:20 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
Hello everyone!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:17:45 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock (Marissa, 13, dx'd 8/89, pump) from 206.112.197.133
The "Pre Page" is linked above -- click on "Halloween Chat".

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:18:03 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
You can get to the pre-posted page by going to the chat calendar and clicking on the Food Matters chat for tonight. It should take you to the page. Let me know if that's not the secret.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:18:27 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
It does not take much for my son's bg to drop excitement, heat etc.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:18:31 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Thanks, Jeff!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:19:29 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Joey, I absolutely agree about not witholding candy. It just makes it seem SO important to kids -- and it's no more valuable to avoid it for BG control than to try to avoid ore healthful sources of carb.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:19:51 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Yes, that's the secret! Thanks.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:20:10 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
When Marissa was 2 and newly dx'd, we gave out cheese/peanut butter crackers and mini boxes of raisins. Although Jeff probably hasn't yet seen them, I also got mini packages of pretzels and Cheetos to give out with the stickers and pencils and stuff.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:20:36 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
This will be the first year Nathan can actually eat his candy...I guess I will just let him have a piece as a treat every few days.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:20:39 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Connie, sounds like you've got your hands full. A two-year old can't usually give you much insight into how he's feeling.. and then probably just sort of goes limp without warning.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:20:41 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Joey and Sue: About buying the candy, it may not fly with the kids. Many times we make some of the candy disappear (throw it away or eat it ourselves) if there is way too much and they often don't notice.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:21:12 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
aand it becomes forbidden fruit and leads to frustration and anger and...well there's really no reason for it

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:21:35 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Ours just goes in a shopping bag on top of the fridge...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:21:55 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Joey - can I get a witness??!!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:22:03 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
Our local ADA office has had an exchange the last several years. I usually gather up about 60% of the stash from ALL 3 kids and take it. They give out sugar-free stuff, coupons for fast food, etc. Haven't heard from them yet this year. If not, I may try to take some down to Children's Hospital cancer ward or such.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:22:06 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.134
Hi Betty B. Just a quick thanx for the helpful info last week. By the way, what is the carb exchange for an entire bag of almond joys, snack size of course ( I can't eat just one)? LOL Have a great chat tonight.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:22:21 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
My son is on NPH & Humalog. Now how will I be able to make up with the candy? I know I have to give the H, but how will I know how much?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:23:19 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Kristin, tiny servings of candy make sense for a two-year old.. but how wonderful that you can now watch him enjoy it.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:23:22 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
Shannon, the other thing I have learned is that they can actually be low on Trick or Treat night UNLESS you carry or pull them around.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:23:40 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Yo, Susie -- you're going to have to do the math on that one!!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:23:50 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
sorry Brenda...but sugar-free pains me, too.///Shannon, just give it at meals and add up your carbs....

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:23:53 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Just read the pre-page. Good info there - especially then carb counts. My kids' first halloween, I went to the store and wrote down all the values for all the candy they had there. So I would know what I was dealing with.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:24:32 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
yep, we did the low thing our first Halloween, too.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:24:53 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Shannon, do you have a carb:insulin ratio you use now for regular meals.. in other words, how much Humalog for how much carb? This is a very individual thing and varies with body size and total dail insulin dose.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:25:06 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Sue, you and my wife would get along well!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:25:11 Eastern US
sandy from 152.163.194.191
not only kids have trouble with candy

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:25:49 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Sue: Great idea. Once the Halloween candy is out of the stores it is hard to find the carb counts on the small sizes which don't have nutrition facts.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:26:05 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 12, dx 2/89, pump 5 years) from 64.12.105.27
Hi all. I just want to mention that the first halloween my son had the pump, he was running around so much and only wanted to eat chocolate. Eventually his bg dropped and he had to be driven home.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:26:08 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
I can't wait to see him eat it. Although knowing him he might not even like it. He's not big on sweets. Last night I tried to give him chocolate milk for the first time and he wouldn't drink it.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:26:32 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
joey, I must have looked like an idiot in KMart with my pen and the scrap envelope I had in my purse :-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:26:53 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
:-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:26:58 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Brenda, sharing the candy makes great sense.. but that sugar-free stuff can be a real deceoptive substitution -- not often much, if any, better in terms of carb count..

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:27:17 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
If you would have gone to Kroger, you would have seen Sara doing the same thing...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:27:41 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
BettyB is my kindered spirit...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:28:15 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Wow Kristin, men are from Mars - even the 2 year olds LOL.. Not want chocolate!?!?!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:28:21 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Kristin: It's amazing what the will limit themselves given an environment without restrictions.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:29:03 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
My 2 year old son loves chocolate

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:29:12 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Ellen -- that's a great story to share -- so much excitement and running around -- and lots of nice SLOW chosolate

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:29:14 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Betty, I know it's a personal thing with insulin, but the dr. never stressed any kind of food/insulin ratio. So, I'm still looking for carb. counting info. I have a few programs I'll be attending, so hopefuuly that will help & I have your book & that has been lots of help!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:29:28 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
(Are you all really the Chat Co-ost and Co-hot?:-))

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:29:38 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
About the only sugar-free things Marissa does are sodas and gum.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:30:06 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Lea Ann's point about kids choosing to limit themselves when there are NOT unecessary restrictions placed on certain foods is a very important point.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:30:31 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Yes, Joey -- she is indeed the so-hottie! LOLOL

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:30:52 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
In short, we are typing-impaired!!!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:31:56 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Us too, Brenda...What is that company that makes the sugar-free candy and makes all the donations to JDF? That stuff is just gross...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:32:12 Eastern US
Connie (Mom to Andrew 2 dx 12-99 ) from 63.27.211.203
Well I have to go it is time for my son's snack and shot

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:32:24 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
and the same carbs...go figure...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:32:28 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Shannon -- you can figure ut his ratio from what you are doing now -- count carbs in several meals and count units of insulin (use meals where the blood sugar result is about where yu want it) and then average both -- you'll see about how much insulin he is taking to cover each 15 grams of carb

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:32:55 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
I've read that chocolate can give the high BS reading later, now how do you deal with that?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:32:59 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Bye, Connie -- thanks for joining in

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:33:09 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Brenda: Some of the sugar-free stuff can also cause diarrhea and gas.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:33:10 Eastern US
Steph from 64.31.16.223
Hey there

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:33:28 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Brenda, ditto on the sugar free. I only add syrup to the list. Howards Syrup is literally free (1 gm per 1/4 cup). That way they can use as much or as little as they want.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:34:01 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
I have noticed recently that our Kroger has a lot of sugar free bakery items and I refuse to buy them! What a waste of good carbs.
LeaAnn--we have always been very careful with Marissa and alcohol sugars.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:34:19 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
But with the carb-insulin ratio thing...my son has 4 Regular in the morning and eats less than at dinner when he only needs 2 Regular. How do you factor that in??

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:34:37 Eastern US
sandy from 152.163.194.191
this is so helpful

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:34:38 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Sue, that's a great technique - knowing what yu get from the sugar-free foods and using the ones that make life easier, simpler, etc.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:34:55 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Hi, Steph-- welcome

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:35:30 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Amen Brenda...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:35:37 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
Kristin--I think most people have higher post-breakfast BG's so they need more insulin to cover breakfast. Marissa takes 1 unit per 10g in the a.m. and 1 unit for 13g or 15 (if it's a prepackaged 15g item) at all other times.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:36:15 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Lindsey's ratios are different at breakfast, lunch, and dinner...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:36:28 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Kristin, like many epople he hsa a different insulin:carb ratio for breakfast. This is often true because of the levels of othr hormones in the morning that work counter to insulin.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:36:45 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Brenda: When people stop buying the sugar-free stuff, the food manufacters will stop selling it!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:37:03 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Right on the money, Brenda!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:38:04 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
I got some coupons for sugar-free stuff from the ADA today and it made me wonder if people with Type 2 use them more often and don't really count carbs. I never thought about it before, but do people with Type 2 count carbs? Or, what?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:38:08 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
LeaAnn, once consumers stop buying a lot of stuff will the mfgrs stop selling. Too many go with what the ads are telling them.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:38:10 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
Hi there! The bulk store has sugarfree gummi bears that my kids love and Jelly Belly jellybeans have sugarfree ones that are pretty good. I stay away from any sugarfree (Chocolate) candy (especially with maltitol). Gives Lawren terrible stomach cramps.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:38:31 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Look at all the ad dollars JDF and ADA accept from those folks each month...Smukers: The taste you never thought you could have again...BARF

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:38:42 Eastern US
Steph from 64.31.16.223
Kristin I would supect that a 2 year old would need about 1/4-1/2 U/carb (15 Gm)It sounds like your son is on NPH and REg Is that right?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:38:48 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
So id a child is going to be eating candy or whatever later in the day -- say on Halloween night-- you would use the ratio for the evening meal -- just be careful about
stacking" doses of HUmalog and especially Regular close together -- when they overlap, some very interesting things can happen with falling bloog sugars

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:39:14 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
okay, so I should stop buying the sugar-free cookies? Honestly?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:39:28 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
The pen is sure handy for that...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:39:40 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Gee, Joey.. why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel! LOLOL I agree.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:39:57 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Yes...and burn the ones you got left in your house...:-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:40:11 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
Steph-he is on Regular and Ultralente. His Dr. Appt is tomorrow with a new endo (we just moved) and I am going to have him switched to Humalog.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:40:12 Eastern US
Steph from 64.31.16.223
An active fairly newly diagnosed 2 yr old may not need aditinal insulin at all

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:40:14 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Barb: The gummy bears and the jelly beans don't cause the same problems?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:40:43 Eastern US
Brenda H. from 10.0.1.3
Joey, since Marissa's dx I have always gotten All Fruit or Simply Fruit, natural applesauce, lots of unsweetened cereals (Jeff is fond of Golden Crisp and all that sugar, Betty). Although I eat cereal rarely, I cannot imagine putting sugar on plain Cheerios or Rice Krispies.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:41:21 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
the gummi bears andd jelly beans are SOOO small and I only give out three at a time. Makes her feel like she's getting a treat, too.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:41:28 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Brenda -- people with type 2 need to balance carb with insulin just like in type 1 -- but fewer of those folks get adequate education and rely on "common sense" - which sends them to the "sugar free" foods -- when BG's don't get better, they can get very frustrated.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:42:11 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Have you ever compareed Cheerios and Lucky Charms? Really about the same carbs content...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:42:13 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
What kind of juice is recommended? Does anyone have any input?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:42:32 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Barb - I wonder if you got the real gummi bears etc, if they wouldn't have about the same BG effect in the small doses you're talking about -- and cost les??

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:42:38 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
I wonder why someone would buy regular jelly when reduced sugar jelly (preserves, whatever) is sold by smuckers and it has NO artificial sweeteners and 1/2 the carbs. I taste no difference.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:42:49 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Shannon: Yes! If you compare the sugar-free to the regular you often be better off. The regular often has the same carbs and less fat! They are cheaper and tastier too!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:43:14 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
It's just the way it's marketed, Sue...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:43:24 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
The carbs might be the same, but isn't the carbs from sugar more?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:44:28 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Juice to treat lows or juice to drink on a regular basis...This is a place where we choose not to waste carbs and drink crystal light or sf koolaid

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:44:38 Eastern US
Donna ((Rachel, 4 yrs., dx'd at 14 mo.)) from 152.163.206.189
Shannon, we go through Vanilla wafers (the little round ones) like crazy. Luckily, Rachel likes them and they make an easy to count snack.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:44:39 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
I learn so much on here. From the hosts & everybody else chiming in, I really appreciate it! I feel so left out in the dark on the nutrition education part of this & I'm pretty much on my own with learning.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:44:58 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
a carb is, well, a carb...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:45:17 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
joey, I've finally got the grandparents trained (after 3 yrs) that "sugar free" isn't better. I'm fortunate to have a sis who's an R.D. She's the best food resource a mom could ask for.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:45:21 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
I don't know...it doesn't take much sugar to send Lawren up. 1/2 glucose tablet will bring her out of a low of 55 (that's only 3 carbs!)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:45:31 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Kristin, just counting carbs, regardless of the source, is a good basic way to "play pancreas," keeping food and insulin in balance. Some carbs are very slowly digested -- like beans -- and dont' create such a immediate need for insulin -- but bread, pasta, potatoes, candy, fruit, milk all act pretty similar in the body

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:45:36 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Shannon: 100% juice is preferred for any child, diabetes or not. Why drink juice if it's not juice? I suggest one serving per day to give Vit C and after that it's like drinking other (non-milk) beverages with carbs.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:46:19 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Barb - that's why Glucosew Tabs are such a good Treatment for lows - very quickly absorbed

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:47:04 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Joey, on a regular basis. I've been using crystal light & koolaid with equal, right? okay, so I've got that right!Thanks! Donna, are thay regular sugar wafers?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:47:09 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
(Sue...would oove to hear about the inhaler...)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:47:26 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
I was told that it made a difference if under the carb number, the sugar number was high...was I wrong??

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:48:00 Eastern US
Brenda H. (Marissa, 13--dx'd 9/89) from 10.0.1.3
Shannon, unfortunately most of us have been dealing with diabetes longer than you, which is why we "seem" to be so knowledgeable. I suspect Jordan is still in the honeymoon period, too, and that's soooo different. been so long I can't remember it.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:48:31 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Thanks LeaAnn, I usually give orange juice in the morn.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:48:36 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Kristin, the sugar conent under the total carbs is not a helpful number when trying to keep BGs in balance -- it's the total carb that determines the need for insulin -- even if there's not a SPECK of "sugar" in it.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:48:47 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Shannon...Now right for our family and right for you and your D team may be two completely different philosophies....

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:49:02 Eastern US
Donna ((Rachel, 4 yrs., dx'd at 14 mo.)) from 152.163.206.189
Shannon, they are just little round cookies (not sugar wafers). Unfortunatley, I don't have a box here right now (OH-NO!! lol)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:49:40 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
Oh, this makes me feel not SO guilty for indulging him in Fruit Loops! :)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:50:12 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
We love Count Chocula....

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:50:38 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
and granola...like carbs to the max

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:50:41 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
VAnilla wafers are about 3 grams carb per cookie

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:50:49 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
That's true about the sugar count in cereal for example Corn Flakes (which show 0 sugar) actually causes my daughter's blood sugar to elevate faster than Multigrain Cheerios (6 grams)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:51:13 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Keep in mind that all the cereals are fortified with vits/minerals, even the sugary ones!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:51:24 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
Our vanilla wafers are only 22 carbs for 7 wafers, so about 3 carbs a piece, the same as Gerber Graduates Animal Crackers.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:51:26 Eastern US
Donna ((Rachel, 4 yrs., dx'd at 14 mo.)) from 152.163.206.189
I still mix Rachel's juice with water. I give her maybe 1/4 cup and mix it with water. She doesn't seem to mind, yet anyway.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:52:06 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
And how about Grape Nuts -- 6 1/2 carbs (15 gran portions) per cup!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:52:17 Eastern US
Brenda H. (Marissa, 13--dx'd 9/89) from 10.0.1.3
Barb, Marissa has a similar problem with Corn Flakes so I got her Oreo O's--might as well have the sugar.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:52:38 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
(joey, if your still around when this chat winds down[and i switch the laundry] I'd love to talk to you about it. we just had clinic. it was VERY positive and informative.)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:52:43 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
and the long term effects of grapenuts...well, never mind...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:52:46 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Donna, do you mind my sking why yuo dilute the juice?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:53:04 Eastern US
Brenda H. (Marissa, 13--dx'd 9/89) from 10.0.1.3
Now, Betty, didn't we talk about Mr. Grape Nuts in another chat. Ewell Gibbons ate them and see where he ended up!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:53:23 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
love those Oreooos at our house too:-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:53:50 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Okay, so I don't have to deprive him of certain cereals?

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:53:57 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
I think it was those wild hickory nuts that did him in! Poor old Eull!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:54:12 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
We dilute juice so that it doesn't irritate their bottoms, juice seems to do that.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:54:28 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Shannon: Not because of diabetes!

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:55:08 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
No Shannon...

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:55:21 Eastern US
Donna ((Rachel, 4 yrs., dx'd at 14 mo.)) from 152.163.206.189
BettyB, she's satisfied with it and it doesn't add so many carbs to her breakfast. She is a good eater and doesn't need the extra carbs. Of course, I wouldn't do that when treating a low.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:55:22 Eastern US
Brenda H. (Marissa, 13--dx'd 9/89) from 10.0.1.3
Kristin--that's a great idea. Reduces sugar, calories, etc.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:55:36 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
The underlying point of all this is that good nutrition is the same for the whole family -- but you need to keep track of the carbs to keep BG under control for the youngster with diabetes.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:55:53 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
:-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:56:04 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Well, I tried to stay away from them. He eats Honey Nut Cheerios, Rice Krispies & Chex.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:56:21 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Glad to understand your thinking, Donna. Makes sense --

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:56:25 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
balance and plan....plan and balance

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:57:05 Eastern US
Kristin (Mom to Nathan, 2, dx'd 5/99) from 63.21.144.156
Well, guess I'll be signing off. You guys are great. Bye.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:57:20 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
I guess all in time I will understand everything & be able to get this all down pat.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:57:24 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
We try Kelloggs Complet Oat Bran Flakes and add a sweetened cereal sprinkled on top. Seems to work for us.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:57:30 Eastern US
Steph from 64.31.16.223
:)

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:57:52 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
My sis still dilutes her daughter's juice. (5yrs old - no dibetes). Linds does not drink much and this gives her "hidden" water. she gets plently of nutrition without the extra juice.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:58:19 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Kristin: Glad you could join us.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:58:19 Eastern US
Donna ((Rachel, 4 yrs., dx'd at 14 mo.)) from 152.163.206.189
Sue, Rachel now dilutes everything!! lol Lasts longer that way.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:58:21 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Bye Kristin.

Mon Oct 23 2000 21:58:57 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Shannon, you're doing great. Can't learn it all at once. Focus on what's of interest at the omnet - soleve the current problems or questions and yu will slowly build the kind of impressive knowledge base that so of the Old timres on this chat have.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:00:40 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Thanks Betty.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:01:18 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Donna, your 4 yr old reasons her volume vs. content. wow. I use gatoraid boxes about in about 1/2 of school lunches so they can get a full 8 oz. for only 1 carb serving.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:01:43 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Hey Jeff and Brenda... Thanks for everything you guys do to make all of this happen...It's really awesome...This is wheremost ALL of our info and suport has come from for the past three years...

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:01:50 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
Shannon, it took me 6 months just to feel comfortable counting carbs. It will all come

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:01:56 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Well, let me shar a thought about diluting. There's nothing wrong with it perse and you may do it purposefully to do things like deal with diaper rash or get fluids into kids -- but I personally think it helps youngsters learn the skills they will need to eat well away from home (and that will come soonr than you think) if you serve normal foods. A glass of jouice -- and then water to manage thirst from there. If all the fluids offered are sweet, the kid will never lern to drink plain old water - which we all need.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:03:20 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Jeff and Brenda - echo joey.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:03:37 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Couldn't of been said better joey.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:03:55 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Here here for Jeff and Brenda

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:04:20 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
(oh great, their not here and missed the moment...)

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:04:50 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Sue: The Gatorade would be a handy serving. Keep in mind that kids need 2-4 servings of dairy every day to get calcium requirements. Water works in lunches too!

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:05:10 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
they'll read the transcript :-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:05:12 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
It's OK -- they'll read the transcript and get the message!

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:05:40 Eastern US
Brenda H. (Marissa, 13--dx'd 9/89) from 10.0.1.3
On behalf of Jeff, who is struggling with the kids(Mondays are rough since Kathryn, 10, has horseback riding, then showers) while we try to chat, thanks.
Betty and LeaAnn--we would like to thank YOU for taking time to be with us tonight.
Everyone else: feel free to join us tomorrow in the Feelings Matter room.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:06:06 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
You can also use calcium fortified orange juice and kill two birds with one stone!

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:06:14 Eastern US
Brenda H. (Marissa, 13--dx'd 9/89) from 10.0.1.3
Tomorrow's subject is STRESS and DIABETES.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:06:33 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
I must be off :-)

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:06:46 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
You're welcome Brenda.. I'd like to recommend the Feelings Matter chat. Wendy Satin Rapaport is GREAT and will be hosting a chat on STRESS.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:06:50 Eastern US
LeaAnnH (Chat Co-ost) from 205.188.200.155
Brenda and Jeff: Thanks for having me again. Thanks chatters for the great chat!

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:06:52 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
Well, I'll be there!!!

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:07:10 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
joey, maybe we'll be able to chat another time. Like I said, Evan's clinic was uplifting.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:07:29 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
Thanks to all for coming - it's been great fun!

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:07:43 Eastern US
Barb (mom of Lawren, 6 yrs, dx'd at 4) from 63.20.15.61
Stress? What's that?!? Gotta go. I'll check in tomorrow.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:08:12 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 206.112.197.133
Good night all. I'll keep the room open for a few more minutes. I suggest everyone move on to the Parents room to continue chatting.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:08:13 Eastern US
Shannon (Mom of Jordan, 3, dx'd 7/00) from 152.163.201.202
I guess it's winding down...thanks to everyone for your insight & helpful hints! And thank you Betty & LeaAnn, once again.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:08:22 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 206.112.197.133
Thanks Betty and LeaAnn!

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:08:51 Eastern US
Sue,CT (Evan,10dx@7,inhaling;Casey,5dx@2,pumping) from 64.12.105.28
Tank you LeaAnn and Betty.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:08:59 Eastern US
BettyB (Chat Co-hot) from 64.12.104.174
You're welcome, Jeff. My pleasure.

Mon Oct 23 2000 22:09:36 Eastern US
joey in kentucky (Lindsey is 11, dx mar97, I'm her Dad) from 63.16.177.250
Thanks Lee Ann and Betty, Fabulous Co Hots...:-)



                 
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