Thankful Thoughts

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. As we worked on the menu I felt frustration. So many traditional Thanksgiving dishes are full of carbs and fat.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. As we worked on the menu I felt frustration. So many traditional Thanksgiving dishes are full of carbs and fat. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, pie, candied this and that. In short, this is a meal that can be a nightmare for people with diabetes.

As I grumbled and sorted through recipes there came a point when I stopped. Continue reading “Thankful Thoughts”

(Secret) Santa Baby, Forgot to Mention One Little Thing…

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No, it’s not a yacht as Ertha Kitt sang. As a person with diabetes please don’t give me sweets or baked goods.

We all know the drill for Secret Santa: Find some little thing that says “Happy Holidays.” Make it pretty with fancy wrapping paper or a gift bags. (Ever spend more on the wrapping than the gift? But I digress.) Add it to the stack in the breakroom. And wait anxiously for the time when the gifts are opened.

Secret Santa poses a number of social dilemnas : Don’t spend more than the set amount. Make sure it’s not too personal. Make sure it’s safe for work. No inside jokes. Etc. Etc. Etc. Add diabetes to the mix and a fun holiday tradition can become one more obligation.

As a person with diabetes I have one small request: Please no sugar fee stuff. Continue reading “(Secret) Santa Baby, Forgot to Mention One Little Thing…”