I’m often talking about insets and pump sites and tubing, but I had a realization tonight.. a lot of you don’t know diabetes jargon! That’s okay! I didn’t either until I started living it everyday. So, let me introduce you to the things that keep Luke alive each and every day. (And the reason why… Continue reading Meet the things that keep Luke alive…
A few days ago I posted the nutritional sheets for many fast food restaurants so that they’re easy to get to, in one link. (I’ll be saving it to my home page on my phone!) Sometimes we actually have time to go out to a sit-down restaurant! And while we have a little more time… Continue reading Nutritional Facts: Restaurants
Picture this… it’s a crazy day – school, work, meetings, sports practices, music performances, a house to clean, meals to cook… If you’re anything like I am, the home-cooked meals are the first to go. On days like that, we will most likely run through a drive through and grab something on the way to… Continue reading Nutritional Facts: Fast Food
October must be the month for doctors. Luke had his quarterly endo appointment at the beginning of the month. (Yeah for an A1c of 4.9%!) During fall break, we made up a dentist appointment I completely spaced the week before. (No cavities!) The dentist was impressed with Luke’s height and shoe size, but not so much… Continue reading Doctors.
It’s Fall Break and that means we actually make and eat breakfast together! While I was getting groceries this week, I found Kodiak Cakes. Luke had two waffles with sugar free syrup and a cup of Fairlife milk for 45g carbs and 25g protein! TWENTY-FIVE GRAMS OF PROTEIN! (And they’re tasty, too!) I think we… Continue reading Breakfast for the win!
Taco night. One of the best nights ever. Easy to make, everyone can eat them (even Joel with his low carb tortillas), and everyone actually likes them. Our latest taco night was a little frazzled. Because Luke has Robotics Club on Thursdays, Joel and Luke didn’t get home from school until about 6:30 p.m. I… Continue reading The story of three taco shells.
It’s so hard for me to get Luke to eat breakfast. Apparently, while his genes were sorting themselves out in the womb, he grabbed his grandma’s anti-breakfast gene. I’ve tried sweet (with protein, of course). I’ve tried eggs and bacon. I’ve tried easy, pop-in-the-microwave. And I’ve tried make-ahead-of-time-freeze-and-warm-up. Before diagnosis, although I didn’t like it,… Continue reading Pumpkin zucchini muffins.
You may have heard the song “Even If” by Mercy Me. It’s a favorite of many and is often finding it’s way to me via the local radio airwaves. What you may not know is the story behind the song. Listen… “I know what [God’s] capable of… and even if He doesn’t come through, He’s… Continue reading Even if.
If you have seen Luke anywhere in public, you probably noticed that he carries a sling bag with him at all times. In this bag is everything he needs to take care of his blood sugar. His meter that checks to see what his blood glucose level is, candy to eat when his sugar is… Continue reading You forgot your arm. (And here’s a cool app, too.)
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve typed up a “real” blog post! There are a couple of reasons why… For one, we live a pretty uneventful life. Our summer has been a combination of moving to a new house and balancing teacher trainings, teaching summer school, and teaching homebound while Luke continues to… Continue reading Why this blog has been quiet.