Thursday, February 2, 2012

Boy VS Diabetes

Every week, our kids participate in a bible program that they really look forward to.

Most of the time, the teachers give me heads up when they will be having a snack.  This gives me an opportunity to prepare a comparable gluten free treat.

Last night was different.  There was an unexpected SURPRISE!  There was a basketball game at the church the previous night and there was food left over.

Hot Dogs and Cookies......NNNNoooooooo!

We had just eaten about 1 hour ago and I was taught to not give more than one shot in a two hour period.  I just couldn't stand the thought of seeing Andrew's disappointing face again because diabetes and celiac got in the way.

God helped us out that night.  Here, someone had prepared some gluten free cookies.  YEAH!  There was a little ziploc baggie that held the delicious chocolate chip goodies.  I don't give our kids many treats, but I was never so happy to see cookies with those beautiful words "GLUTEN FREE" on the baggie.

I pulled Andrew aside and told him what was going on and that he could take one home for his evening snack. He was disappointed, but ok with it.

When it was time for the kids to get in line for their snacks, Andrew ran as quick as his legs could take him.  I followed him with the Dbag to see if by chance he would be low enough.  87!  PERFECT!

I told Andrew he could have the cookie without any insulin.  He looked at me like I was crazy, but I knew he had a lot of game playing coming up.  It was so wonderful to see him be just like everyone else.

At bedtime, he came in at 113.  Big sigh of relief!  We kicked diabetes butt, at least this time!


  1. So glad that everything turned out well... and yes..great bg numbers :)

  2. Oh, yeah! Score one for the boy...and the mama!!

    Awesome picture, by the way. Love your smile. :)

  3. I hate it when there is food at church, and I have to tell my kids "no". My son is the T1, but both are very sensitive to caffeine so no chocolate. :(

  4. DANG WOMAN! You TOTALLY kicked it, my friend :)

    You are DA BOMB!

  5. You are an awesome pancreas!!! :)
    hotdogs and cookies for everyone else = free snack
    uncovered and gluten free snack... priceless!