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    Default what is wrong with some people..

    This morning i was in our local RTA waiting for my DD... there was a mum and her toddler, i think maybe she was in her late 20's he was about 16 months..

    He was obviously cranky from being in the pram so she grabbed his bottle which was empty and filled it up with a can of coke... i was horrified... as soon as he got it in his hands, he was settled .....

    I cant stop thinking about that poor kid........... he looked healthy and well looked after but honestly a can of coke....... yes it may have bee all she had on her, but really , wouldnt you be prepared with a bottle of water in the heat we are having...........the RTA is right next door to a mini supermart...surely she could have bought a bottle of water when she got her bottle of coke..

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    I'm not up to date with diabetes (must read through the thread on it!) but can't soft drink be given for people with diabetes? Again, I'm not positive but I think I've seen something like that.

    So, sure, it may have just been a sad case. It may have been the ONLY thing she had on her or it may be for a very good reason.

    We don't know.

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    I would have been horrified at that before I became more aware of diabetes and the like.

    I reserve my judgement on the off chance it wasn't just a poor choice but a necessity at the time. You just never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    I'm not up to date with diabetes (must read through the thread on it!) but can't soft drink be given for people with diabetes? Again, I'm not positive but I think I've seen something like that.

    So, sure, it may have just been a sad case. It may have been the ONLY thing she had on her or it may be for a very good reason.

    We don't know.

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    Um I'm sure there are more appropriate items to give to an infant. Aside from the sugar level there is so many additives that aren't good.

    Poor munchkin was prob having a caffeine withdrawal

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    On the chance that it is diabetes related wouldnt there be better soft drinks than coke? Or better drinks at all than coke for someone with diabetes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by siesmum View Post
    On the chance that it is diabetes related wouldnt there be better soft drinks than coke? Or better drinks at all than coke for someone with diabetes?

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    What I was thinking surely lemonade = sugar minus caffeine and other nasties

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Um I'm sure there are more appropriate items to give to an infant. Aside from the sugar level there is so many additives that aren't good.

    Poor munchkin was prob having a caffeine withdrawal
    While I agree with you that I think there would be better choices how do we know that that was all the mum had on her?

    I just can't help but think we do not (and can not - unless OP spoke to the mum) know the reason behind the choice so we can not judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    While I agree with you that I think there would be better choices how do we know that that was all the mum had on her?

    I just can't help but think we do not (and can not - unless OP spoke to the mum) know the reason behind the choice so we can not judge.

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    If my child had a medical condition that required sugar hit I certainly wouldn't carry coke. Be prepared

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    This thread created by Witwicky, a parent to a diabetic child, is worth reading for those who cannot get past the whole coke thing:

    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...now&highlight=

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    I'm a mum of a diabetic and yes in certain circumstances I would give my daughter some coke. This is usually only when jelly beans aren't working- coke works great for hypo's(low blood sugar) that won't come up.
    BUT did the mum prick the child's finger? Surely that would of been seen before coke in a bottle so I highly doubt the child has diabetes and if that's the case then really really poor choice. One would think that this would hype the child up more especially if he's already annoyed at being in the pram?


 

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