Many valuable message boards exist to serve the affected-by-diabetes crowd. Greetings most often consist of an initiatory "I'm sorry you're here in the first place," then "we've been in your shoes," followed by "our vast knowledge will help you."
Which is comforting once you get beyond that initial insult (if they're disappointed, does that mean I should be too?)
I tried that for part of today, separating the curse from the gift, and wallowing in the former. Not a huge fan, and I'm over it. Looking back at my past week-and-a-half, I was glad to have reason to leap out of bed, to test for that blood sugar, and approach breakfast with balance in my head.
Fruits with every serving, even for this mother is something new, eventually we'll graduate to vegetables. The challenging excitement of narrowing down 15g carbohydrate snacks.
Here's my list of 5 FAVES:
Fiber One yogurt (lime and strawberry)
19g carbs but 5 grams of fiber
(= 16.5g total snackilicious flavor, + 4g protein)
DanActive yogurt drinks (blueberry, strawberry, vanilla...yum!)
14g carb + 3g protein
OLD DUTCH cheesy puffcorn
(2.5 cups = 15g carb, 2g protein)
HERSHEY'S 100 calorie pretzel bars
(Um, pretzel grids dipped in chocolate)
14g = two "cookies", 4.5g fat
and best but not least (it's my 7yo's favorite)
NABISCO 100 calorie packs,
OREO SnackCakes (15g packet)
All day yesterday we did ten, and her numbers were phenomenal.
Watching my daughter adjust is not just inspiring, it's reassuring. What life was before, always and forever shall be. We're simply more creative now, our chef hats yearning a place on our heads.
6 years ago