Monday, February 6, 2012

1st Holiday since D

This Friday is Emmy's Valentine's party at school. This is our 1st holiday since the big D diagnoses. I feel very uneasy about it. The teacher told me they are having cookies in the morning for their snack, and ice cream sundae's with ALL the fixings that afternoon. YIKES! Can you say diabetic nightmare? My 1st thought was to keep her home that day, but that's not fair to her. We have to learn how to deal with these situations and let her be apart of things. It's just scary not know how many carbs she will actually be getting. I am used to reading labels and have that down pat. But guessing, is something I am not good at, yet. How many carbs are in a spoonful of crushed oreos?? humm?? How many carbs are in a spoonful of sprinkles, a few m&m's and a little dab of chocolate syrup?? I have no idea. The teacher told me I could go to the school during the snacks and monitor what she eats. We haven't dealt with her eating like this yet. We have been very strict with the 3 meals and 2 snacks (15 grams of carbs or less) a day and thats it. Live and learn, right? That's all we can do. Wish me luck!