Woman, Independent Parent, Artist, Advocate, Artifical Pancreas.... and EVERYTHING in between.

I am blessed to be parenting two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven. My youngest nearly lost her life at age six (August 2010) to diabetic ketoacidosis: an often fatal consequences of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. This is OUR journey: raw and sometimes, uncensored.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tis Hallowe'en (SHRIEK goes the Mama of a Type 1 Diabetic)

The most frightful part of Hallowe'en at our house? Having to explain to Rowan (left in picture) that this year is very different from years past. As a newly diagnosed diabetic, she isn't able to just jump in and enjoy the treats she has collected. Alot of these packages aren't marked for individual sale, so there is no nutritional info on the wrapping. She can only have 15g of carbs at a time, so I can't be feeding her stuff that's over her limit. I haven't had much luck tonight on the internet. Fortunately, Ce De Candy Company (maker of the Rocket aka Smarties in the U.S.) has a telephone # on the side to contact them for nutritional info, and I know what my first telephone call will be tomorrow morning. Until then, we're sticking to the safe stuff: Kit Kats, and I'm going out on a limb and letting her have a Tootsie Roll, hoping I won't regret that in the middle of the night. The good news is, she's prepared to trade all of her candy in exchange for a new WebKinz stuffed doll. She will also get to go through her stuff and pick out what would be appropriate rescue snacks.
Fingers crossed this all goes well. I'm also going to seize the candy and hide it well so no sticky fingers get into it. Wish us luck!

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