-Thanksgiving is the best when done with another D family. Fred and I are not from the U.S., so Thanksgiving is not a big deal to us. We usually get invited to someone's house. Since Elise's dx, Thanksgiving has been hard. Because she need to eat at a certain time (and not 3 pm which seems to be the norm for some strange reason). Because we need accurate carb counts. Because I will probably drive you crazy with all my weighing and calculating. This year, we ate with Jessica and her family. That girl can COOK! And she even figured out all the carb factors for the foods and made the most adorable list of them, complete with drawings. She sent it home with me... I must remember to scan it! The best part was how they get it. And it was awesome.
-When you check your baby's BG on the heel, you should not poke them in the middle if the heel, as the lancet could hit the bone and cause an infection. Rather, you should poke them on the side. This is per Mattias's pediatrician.
-Diabetes is going to cost me my teeth if I don't do something. All the stress from D-management gets taken out on my choppers at night. I grind my teeth big time. The other day, part of my tooth came away as I was flossing. I went to the dentist and he said it probably broke because of all the pressure I put on my teeth from the grinding. Greatness. Now I need a night guard. Merry Christmas to me.
-My daughter is a sugar-holic. She actually is disappointed when she's not low because she doesn't get any smarties. We had just started using those plastic wrapped bundles-of-pure-sugar for lows because we received a bunch of them at Halloween. I had to stop because of Elise's smarties jones. It would only take about 5 or 6 of those little suckers to get her back in range, but she'd cry when she didn't get the whole package. So now we're back to using bananas for lows. Plus I like to sing, "these lows are bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S". Because I'm weird like that.
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