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Type 1 Diabetes

Friday Foods

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Taking a cue from Adam Brown’s recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.  (Thank you, Katy of  Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes for this topic.)
Well..this is definitely not an ideal day for a diabetic! I worked from home today, which I don’t normally do. And my husband was off work which isn’t normal either! Typically I pack pretty good food for work, lots of little meals- banana, slice of cheese, yogurt, FiberOne bar, etc. 

I started my day with a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Why? Because it looked delicious and it was. So. Good. Lunch was with my husband at Mission BBQ. Pulled pork with a side of fries. Delicious. Only complaint? I’m so used to my boring tuna or yogurt that I felt super dehydrated due to all of the salt! Husband picked up dinner from our favorite local pizzeria but my Rheumatoid Arthritis is making me feel pretty nauseous and in a bit of pain so I don’t really feel like eating yet. 

We don’t normally eat out much so I figured my blood sugars would go nuts. Nope. I’m running a 120 right now. I’m sure I could do the exact same things tomorrow and my blood sugar would be 250. Go figure! 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Notes

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I’m a note taker. I write everything down. I like to figure things out and be able reference my notes later on. I love crossing off a to-do list. It’s just who I am. 

Last month, I started writing down how I was feeling and what medications I took, every single day. Why? Every time I go to my Rheumatologist, she asks how I’m doing. When you’re in pain and/or exhausted it’s hard enough to remember what you had for breakfast, let alone how you felt a week ago. And most of the time, when I’m in pain, I don’t want to talk about anything. 

Here’s my madness:

  
For the first time, I had a really productive visit to my doctor. I was able to remember what I wanted to get out of the visit. I left with clear instructions on how to try to manage my pain and new medications to try. I felt like I had really stated my issues rather than only relying on my joints that might be bothersome just that day. 

I’m now in the habit of updating my planner every day, especially if I’m feeling good. I’ve noticed that Tuesdays are a good day for me..at least for the past 2 weeks! I’ve noticed that my pain is at its worst on Thursdays & Fridays. And in time, I’ll be able to see if adding methotrexate to Orencia has helped.

   

The less I have to remember, the better. ?