Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Suck it up cupcake
I have been working at lowering the GI of our diet. Just this morning I got the kids into oatmeal with barley, and going to make more things with polenta (made little blini) and quinoa (can be ground in coffee and spice grinder into a flour substitute) also beans and nuts. Ive begun including small things, tweaking recipes and my husband has barely noticed (yay!) [ I will eventually get around to a post to include some of the baked goods incase anyone is interested.]
I think perhaps another contributing factor is R is just settling down activity wise... this has had a stabilizing effect on his food intake and blood sugar fluctuations.
Could it be his age also, I mean will things be getting easier for us soon?
Okay 8 months old was a little younger than kids are generally diagnosed with type 1, but 18 months, 2 years, theres lots of parents out there living with this scenario. I wrote in a previous post how I found it hard to accept Reubs was growing up, but adjusting my thinking is critical to moving forward with his management. At some point I have to take his lead and wean him from the breast. At some point I will need to move him into his little todder bed.
After his endo check up and falling apart, Ive pulled myself back together! I mean, I have to just do this thing day by day. Gotta accept it.
You know, suck it up cupcake style! Mentally Im back in the right place. Plus my husband is wonderful and Im going to take a much needed vacation.
Weve gotten more organised. Ive set up a control centre - not just a supplies cupboard but a basket of diabetes related items in our bedroom for quick access and a central spot that danger dad and I both respect. I found some small flat lollipops with 7g cho which seem to be working well as a hypo fix for a busy toddler. Food refusal is common in toddlers but a disaster when they have to get sugar on board.
I know this has been aimless rambling. Ive been devoting days to spring cleaning junk and dumping unwanted items that Im exhausted from that, and stringing a few coherent words together has been a challenge!