My daughter had a Girl Scout award ceremony yesterday. It was an ice cream social too. She piled so much ice cream and toppings in her bowl I was rather distressed. Her pre-meal glucose was 93. Two hours later she was 140. Gummy bears, Oreo cookie crumbs, M&M's and whipped cream oiled on. I told her to bolus for 100 carbs. It was a pretty good guess.
She got to party just like the other kids and had a great time.
Yayyyyyy that is really nice she got to feel included, you are a great mom!
Sending Love and light, Jess
Laura, sorry I’m so late to the party, I sometimes forget to look here! You’ve gotten some great advice, so I won’t give much more. I just wanted to introduce myself and offer any support I can. My daughter, Sarah, was diagnosed at age 10 in March 2010. She’s been pumping since September 2010 and wouldn’t go back to shots if you paid her a bazillion dollars. She has so much more freedom now. She’s nearly 13, super busy with activities (musical theater, musical theater, and musical theater, lol), and diabetes really doesn’t play very much of a role in our lives outside of bolusing for meals, and making adjustments for activity, etc. We don’t really restrict her food, but we also don’t keep junk food in the house (we didn’t before diabetes, so no change there). But she’s allowed to choose her own meals at school, go out with friends, enjoy pizza night and birthday cakes, etc. I think that allowing her to just be a normal kid who has to take insulin really helps to keep her from resenting diabetes.
Anyway, I just really wanted to say hello. Please feel free to contact me if you want to talk.
Michelle - Mom to Sarah, age 13, dx 3/18/10