Moms’ Top 5 Tips for Halloween Management
Halloween can be a scary holiday in more ways than one. After all, you don’t want your child to overdose on sugary candy — but you don’t want him or her to feel left out, either. What’s a mom to do? We spoke with five parents to get their top tips, then asked certified diabetes educators to chime in with advice of their own. Follow these simple pointers for a frightfully fun October 31!
Sugar, Sugar (Results of Our Sweetener Taste Test)
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
Kaitlyn loves pancakes with syrup, but I started thinking that there’s got to be an alternative to piling so much blood-sugar spiking stuff on her food. I decided to do an experiment to see if she could tell the difference between different sweeteners—and if so, which ones she liked the best. Here’s what we found out.
Texting — A Great Tool for the Babysitter!
Over the last year or so, our babysitting options have completely opened up! Our oldest son Daniel has begun to babysit for us a little bit, and Kaitlyn is testing and figuring out carb dosing on her own with supervision. Those two things have made all the difference! We still hire babysitters in addition to … Read More »
Recalibrating Our Carb-Counting Skills
When Kaitlyn was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it was a major event to count carbs for every meal. We had to fiddle with measuring cups, refer to nutrition books, weigh things on our food scale, read package labels and finally come up with a total number of carbs. It then took even more … Read More »
The Giant Donut Incident
My husband Craig has been really into cycling recently. This is something I’m totally encouraging him to do. He works so hard, it’s nice for him to have an outlet, something fun to do. Plus, it’s exercise! What a great example of fitness for our family. And he does it with a buddy. So I … Read More »
We like buffets. We’re big eaters in my family, so we really feel like we get our money’s worth. When we walk in the door, restaurant owners start sweating, hoping that the house will come out on top despite our presence that evening. But I confess, buffets were something we rather avoided when James was … Read More »