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20 years of being in love

14 years of marital bliss

5 years of infertility

9 months of a high risk pregnancy

2 perfect boys (at the same time)

1 heart failure

1 type 1 diabetes diagnosis

1 happy life

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I am a stay at home mom who is raising twins. One of my guys has type 1 diabetes and one does not. I am writing this blog to unite type 1 parents or twin parents. Comment on my posts or in the "what's your high?" and "what's your low?" to join the community of parents just trying to do the best we can!

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Here is the story. I really enjoy making cute lunches for my kids. Having diabetes sucks. Eating healthy food while all the kids around you garbage down on HoHos sucks. So, I try really hard to ease my mother's guilt and I do this by making them fun. 

What also sucks is my son who does not have diabetes has eaten the EXACT same thing his brother has to eat for the past four years. I am not joking every meal was the exact same. Dictated solely by Rocco's blood sugar.  Thank God they are not picky!

 So once I split the twins up into separate classrooms I was truthfully a little excited to give the non-diabetic kid some sugar in his lunch. No! I do not pack hostess treats, just a really gooey PB and J once in a while. For my child with diabetes I give him a small amount of sugar free strawberry jelly and almond butter. Peanut butter is the devil for him and almond butter works better to keep his blood sugar in a good range. They get this treat on gym days so my child with diabetes can work off the AB and (s/f) J after lunch. 

So the day after we decorate our Christmas tree, I made a cute Christmas tree sandwiches. One child gets goey peanut butter and the other gets almond butter. 
If you can't see the picture there is a tree sandwich (I even decorated it with my new food color pens), six nacho chips, a couple of blackberries and some carrots. Under the napkin is the rest of the sandwich pieces. I was so proud I even showed my husband. Yeah me! 

I sent them off to school. At lunch time his blood sugar was 180. Then I got a call that before gym two hours later and his blood sugar had risen to 470! What? That's weird. He hasn't been this high in school yet so she wanted to call and let me know. I told her his pump infusion site might be clogged but go ahead and give him the insulin and send him into gym. I wondered if I should go up to the school and change his infusion site but he only had another 45 minutes of his day and he was in the gym. So I let it ride. When they got home, his blood sugar was 220. Ok, coming down. I was able to get them to eat this when they got home. 

Before dinner it was 230. That's it stupid port, you are coming out! So we changed the site and everything went back to normal. Chalk it up to a port problem. Until....

this morning when I opened the fridge and there was the culprit! 
Yep, you guessed it!!! The stellar mom that I am was soooo proud of my cute sandwiches that I switched them! Diabetic kid got gooey one and non-diabetic kid got sugar free strawberry jelly and almond butter! Best part about this story non diabetic kid is allergic to strawberries! Way to go Shar .  Oprah will be restarting her show just to have you on as a guest! Mom of the year! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOL! I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but you didn't kill them, so everything ended up okay. It's fun being hard on ourselves for every little mistake, isn't it? Well, I am STILL going to vote for you for Mother of the Year. Those were the cutest little sandwiches ever. :-)