Sad day


Pic-a-post #3: If computers and cell phones can change the clocks over automatically, surely the insulin pump industry can to. Behind the times Animas, just saying…

While the world over was celebrating get an extra hour weekend this weekend, I was mourning the loss of a dear friend. This friend wasn’t a friend I saw often, in fact she rarely came around, but those times she did were so special, filled with smiles and laughter and warmth, such an incredible warmth. But today, her warmth was iced over.

Goodbye waffles, my friend, I will miss you dearly.


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When Mario woke me up this morning, he asked if I’d be interested in waffles for breakfast. It’s not a question he asks often as he knows I love, love, LOVE the waffles – plain waffles, buttery waffles, fruit laden waffles, syrupy waffles – and that I really don’t have the resistance to say no. He also knows that, despite this bordering on crazy love, I struggle so stupidly in trying to figure out how to calculate the proper insulin dosages for her.

And let me just say, the CalorieKing carb counter book lies.

That’s only half of the scribbles I’ve written on that page trying to figure out the perfect equation. I’ve used the book’s suggestion, which failed. I’ve eyeballed the size of the waffle and guessed, which failed. I’ve even measured the bloody thing, but again to no avail. Today, two hours after waffles, my blood sugars were a sickening 17.1!

This is the waffle trend. And sadly, today, the realization hit me like a slap in the face. I could no longer be a lover of the waffles. I would have to say goodbye to my beloved friend. A sad, sad day.

On another note: Not even three posts into my month-long initiative for pic-a-post diabetes style, and I totally screwed up. Friday’s post should have had a diabetes-related photo, but did not. Good thing this post, with TWO diabetes related photos, makes up for it 😉

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6 responses to “Sad day

  1. I’m sorry for your loss Katie 😦 maybe someday waffle science will bring your beloved friend back into your life. Lol 😉

  2. I feel your pain. Pretty much anything I like to eat I can’t figure out the insulin for. I think that is the most depressing thing about being diabetic. We intentionally avoid some of our favourite foods because of the havoc they wreck. I feel very very sad after reading this post. I feel defeated for you because waffles won.. and that is simply just NOT fair!

  3. Say it ain’t true 😦
    That you must say good-bye to waffles.
    I hardly ever eat waffles myself – too complicated a treat for me to fix in the morning – but such a sweet, crispy delight.
    Life finds a way 🙂

  4. Katie,

    When one door closes another one opens. Are you interested in a hot cake recipe that uses yogurt, very little flour and very little sugar? I’m thinking that the calculation might be easier…

    Take care,

    Ed.

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