Thursday, May 13, 2010

Diabetes Blog Week - We're Watching our Carbs

Since neither of our girls are pumpers, we watch our carbs. My hubby does too. Both girls have a carb target per meal, per snack and for quick sugar. We are fairly consistent with our meal times, but we are also flexible enough to know that sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. We always have snacks with us and their meters are never more than an arm's length away.

There are times when we have birthday parties at school, but most of the mom's that bring goodies to school are kind enough to make sugar free frosting and also make smaller cupcakes for all the kids. LOVE OUR SCHOOL. We don't think that it's wrong to let the girls celebrate with their friends. Does it mean a bigger shot for them? Yes. Does it mean that they can sit next to their friends and lick the cool whip off the top of a cupcake and make a silly face just like everyone else? Hell yes. This doesn't happen very often, so we're okay when it does. We don't do dessert at our house very often (maybe once a month) so their little goodies are appreciated and enjoyed which is the way it should be.

We have our go-to snacks and fast sugars that we always have on hand and we're always on the look out for new ideas.

Thank you to everyone that has been sharing this week. I haven't been able to read everyone's yet, and I'm way behind on my comments too. But I am eating all of this up with a big spoon and fat McDonald's straw. Thank you, thank you!


Wendy said...

What an awesome school! HI FIVE to all those supportive peeps :)

Anonymous said...

"and a fat MacDonald's straw" - me too!