We just had another dinner with the diabetes club. That's what we call our group of friends with one thing in common… type 1 diabetes! The goal is to get together every couple of months or so and have a dinner at one of our houses. Everyone helps provide the meal, and it always turns out healthy and delicious! I recommend forming your own type of similar group.
Just a few stats from our meal yesterday…
Pounds of chicken: 8
Pounds of pork chops: 6
Types of vegetables: 6
Gallons of fruit salad: 2
Carbs per serving of dessert: 15
Blood glucose meters: 5
Test strips used: 10
Combined years of diabetes experience: 13
…And some fun things we did that you might want to try yourself:
If you are fortunate enough to connect with other families with type 1, give the diabetes dinner a try -- it's worth it!
About the author: My name is Kim. My daughter Kaitlyn (the third of our five children) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years after my nephew James was diagnosed with the same disease. I'm excited to pair up with my sister-in-law, Jen, to share our story with you!
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring. Jen and Kim are real moms of kids with type 1 diabetes and have been compensated for their contributions to this site.