We make the dinner and sit around the table to eat it--or force the kids to eat it. Either way works for me. Besides, once we give syd insulin she MUST finish her plate. She hasn't learned how to manipulate this yet...I'm hoping she doesn't figure it out for a long while. I've gotten pretty good at making things from scratch and giving the carbs a good SWAG. (I learned this acronym from Casey. It stands for Scientific Wild A** Guess.) It's very fitting in the diabetes world.
Last night the girls helped me make pizza. I prefer making it at home rather than buying it because I can roll the crust super thin to help alleviate the carbs for Sydney. Pizza is a difficult food for diabetics because it is a slow absorbed food--meaning the insulin works faster than the body can absorb the carbs. So they drop low. Then you have to treat the low. Then as the rest of the carbs are absorbed and the carbs you gave to treat the low kick in, they spike very high. The best way is to spread their insulin out over the course of 1 1/2 hours or so--one of the many perks of having a pump. They have a specific feature just for foods like pizza and pasta! Anyway, the thinner the crust, the easier it is on Syd. Here are some pics...enjoy!
~Helping put the toppings on.
~They are silly girls.
~Helping make the salad and sneaking cucumbers. I don't think very many actually made it into the salad.
~Tearing the lettuce into managable, bite size pieces.
I didn't get a picture of the finished product so you will just have to use your imagination. :-)