Sunday, March 17, 2013

Don't forget the milk??

Several people have asked me to write about how things have changed since 2 diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in our house. It's hard to think of changes all at once, so I will write about them as they come up. This one struck me yesterday: we have expired milk in the house. Never, in 22 years of marriage and almost 20 years of having children, have we ever had expired milk. We were the family that could buy milk on the day it was marked to expire and STILL never have expired milk in the fridge. Seriously.  We were a 5 to 6 gallon  per week family. Then diabetes hit. Why did that change things?  After all, type 1 diabetics can still eat whatever they want, in reason. Healthy diet is the key, and milk is healthy,  right? Yes, milk is healthy,  and they still COULD drink milk. They just don't consider it bolus worthy,  at least not in the amounts previously consumed. Also, what is the main food that goes with milk? Cereal. Cereal is incredibly difficult on blood sugar levels, and Seth (our main cereal eater) decided it's just not worth the trouble. So I am trying to retrain myself to buy ONE gallon of milk per week, rather than 5 or 6.

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