-Even after 2 1/2 years, this disease still has the capacity to break my heart. Elise told me the other day that she was sad that she eats a different snack than the other kids at school. At Elise's pre-school, they provide the snack for the kids; animal cookies, cheese crackers, cheerios, etc. To make things easier, I always packed a snack for her in different carb increments; 7g, 15g, and 20g, along with a note for her teacher instructing how much to give Elise depending on what her BG was. Even at three, Elise is noticing how diabetes is setting her apart and she doesn't like it.
I've decided to change the title of these recurring posts from "things I learned about diabetes", to "things diabetes has taught me". It seems to fit better.