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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Diabetes Month Photo a Day - Necessary

I used to love to cook.  And bake.  I loved trying out new recipes and putting my own twist on them.  After Elise was diagnosed, it didn't change because she was mostly eating baby food (she didn't have any teeth until she was 16 months).

Then she started eating table food.  And food prep took on a whole new meaning.  We weighed everything, because a 5g mistake would mean a 200 point BG swing in a tiny 18 pound body.  In fact, we still do weigh pretty much everything.  I like knowing she's getting the exact amount of carbs I'm bolusing her for.



Now my counters look like this when I cook; note the scale, notebook and calculator.  For me, they are just as much a part of cooking as a cutting board and knife.

It's a lot of extra work, but it's necessary.  It's one way we help keep Elise healthy.

November is National Diabetes Month and American Diabetes Month.  Kerri is doing a photo-a-day to document life with type 1 and I thought it would be fun to join in, following the prompts on her blog.  Join me, won't you?

1 comment:

  1. Me and my calculator are best buddies! Hope you and your beautiful family had a blessed Thanksgiving. Your words of hope, wisdom and love are the greatest gifts I found after Our Sugar Babie was diagnosed and I am forever thankful! xoxo

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