Fighting for a CURE!

Fighting for a CURE!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


As most of you I'm sure are aware food is our number one weakness or at least it is mine. However, I am not a Diabetic but my son is. He is on a strict plan the Doctors have deemed fit for him 40-55g carbs for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and 25-30g carbs for snacks. Now, before I have always considered myself semi-healthy mom, since I never had to worry about it. My kids are all very active and have a blazing fast metabolism (lil devils!) which has always worked quite well for me in the past, if they ate pizza I know with in a hour they would have burned about 20% of those carbs & calories. I did and have not ever made it a habit to only give my children pizza but did think of it as a treat on the Fridays I got paid.

Now however, that has come to a screecin holt and I am now forced to make healthier decisions for my children and especially for my son. I should have been making these wise decisions before but what else can I say I LOVE ME SOME CARBS & so do my children, if it was up to my daughter all she would ever eat is bread! :)

Well I have been doing some research and found a couple of great recipes I would love to share.
Click on the following links:
Strawberry Smoothie - I must say I tried this the other day and it is DELICIOUS!
D.D. Double Down Recipe - I haven't tried this one yet, but does look rather tasty!
For more recipes visit Diabetes Daily

Now the real challenge, counting carbs. Not so fun, but well worth the trouble. Since my son is 9, he does miss those special treats which does every once in a while create an argument in the house but has worked out okay for the most part. The most useful tool I have in my corner is my handy dandy Carb Counter book called The CalorieKing Carlorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter. This book is awesome, it has every food known to man inside which is also separated by restaurants & fast food chains and it also small enough to fit in my PURSE!! My rule of thumb when I have forgotten my Carb book is or just making dinner is:
Grain, 1 slice of bread or 1/3 cup rice or pasta = 15 grams of carbs
Starchy Veggies, 1/2 cup = 15g carbs
Non-starcy Veggies, 1/2 cup chopped, 1 cup leafy = 5g carbs
Fruit, 1 small, 1/2 cup, 4 oz juice = 15g carbs
Milk/Yogurt, 1 cup (8 ounces)) = 12g carbs.
I suppose this is Diabetes 101!

Okay well I'm off to make dinner and count those carbs. To all those people eating yummy dinners with yummy cakes & treats enjoy & please think of us! :) Just kidding, really.... enjoy!

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