Rhucarb Crisp

9PM: 126. Nice! Bigfoot think, maybe tonight OK if sleep. Check again 10PM: 88. Now think: probably mid-plummet, need stay awake, check again 12AM, if >88, OK sleep. If <88, force Bubs wake up/drink pink lemonade/brush teeth.

Need new section Margaret Wise Brown The Runaway Bunny: If you have high blood sugar over 250 mg/dL, I’ll become a ketone strip, and you will pee on me.

Instead of Runaway Bunny for bedtime, Bigfoot reading Nero. Boys love this story. So far. Bigfoot not read whole thing yet, maybe become inappropriate later on. Good parts where girl feed guard dog Nero gingersnaps.

Wish could become hypoglycemia awareness dog right now, climb in Bubs’s bed/sleep, confident wake up if danger

Meanwhile, today debut episode new cooking show Rhubarb Crisp: The Diabetes. Crisp in oven when realize few things could try:

1. Less rhubarb, more berries = use less sugar

2. Utilize Wondrous Coconut Tree product (lower glycemic index?)

3. Sweeten fruit part w/ Stevia? (0g instead of 150g)

4. Use almond flour in crisp part (6g net carbs instead of 40g)

5. Use chopped walnuts instead of oats? (8g carbs instead of 30g)

Scratch head. Frown. Wish thought of substitutions earlier. If re-make w/ substitutions, would be about 225g carbs for whole thing, divide by 8…approximately 25g/serving? But maybe taste too terrible actually eat: 0g carbs + tragic waste rhubarb.

Maybe try this pie crust for Jack favorite summer dessert? Hope remember.

Also need make many cakes because this blog feature Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting gingerbread cupcakes + other delights right up Bigfoot alley.

Or maybe need stop make so much dessert?



  1. aaeschwiebert · May 5, 2012

    Thank you for the link and mmmmmm, rhubarb. No such thing as too much dessert if bubs numbers are like 126 and 88. Those are “I can eat anything I want right now as long as I bolus” good numbers. I had a finicky site today and had “no desert for you” kinds of numbers. 😦 hate those days- it seems best to always enjoy good deserts on good days.


    • Katy · May 5, 2012

      I have a feeling that no one wants to tell me that I’ll eventually realize we should be completely avoiding desserts. So I’m really glad you said this! Sweet dreams!


      • aaeschwiebert · May 5, 2012

        Life’s too chaotic not to enjoy things like deserts as often as you can get away with while still maintaining health. Hope you sleep well and Bub’s numbers stay good until morning!


  2. Shani · May 5, 2012

    Give up desserts??!! Be still my beating heart! No way! Every medical person I meet keeps telling us that my son will lead a perfectly normal life. OK so part of me wants to scream right back – you’re kidding right- cos what is normal about injecting four times a day and doing BGLs at least 6 times a day, but I guess they are saying something like ‘he’ll be able to do normal things’. So eating dessert is as normal as they get and I figure as long as the levels are good, and I can bake something delicious as well as use a great natural sweetener that is low in carb as well, heck ‘let them eat cake aka desssert’! Hope you made something yummy and thanks for the ideas on using almond flour and walnuts as substitutes.


  3. Katy · May 6, 2012

    is the great natural sweetener that is low in carbs the coconut sugar? i know i’m being kind of thick.


    • Shani · May 7, 2012

      actually its nectar found in fruit (product is Natvia) but for every 100g there is only 5g of low GI carb – pretty cool. I absolutely love pavlova and mentioned to my boy that I’d make this whopping pav with this sugar so he could have a great slice (actually thinking mega slice). He wasn’t as excited as i was and said I should just make it with real sugar and he’d take insulin for it (or his exact words were something along the lines of ‘I’d insulate for it Mum!’ Still not sure how to go with that – should I just use the real stuff and combine it with a low acting GI to even out blood sugar or should I go low carb, low GI sugar?? Would love to know your thoughts. Maybe should just do baked cheese cake!!! One of each, oh heck, maybe I need chocolate…


      • Katy · May 7, 2012

        I don’t know enough to have an opinion! I was excited to purchase a sack of Stevia in the Raw at Target yesterday–that’s about my level of sophistication. I hope you make both pavlovas and run a taste test with the Insulator. This thread makes me glad. Glad to be among people who care about quality desserts.

        I will order some Natvia to try.


  4. Steve · May 6, 2012

    Lia eats desert most nights, though we stick to 72% dark chocolate if she’s had pasta or other tested high before dinner. Some nights, if it’s been a shitty D-day, we start with desert. Hardly ever omit it.


    • Katy · May 7, 2012

      Yay! I am so happy you said this. We skipped dessert tonight, so now I feel I’ve skipped enough desserts for the year. Thank you, Steve.


      • Steve · May 7, 2012

        Glad you understood that I was talking of dessert and not deserts (strangely enough, I was being hurried to the dinner table as I was writing that comment, such an impatient bunch here). Anyway, keep baking!


  5. cbwinchild · May 7, 2012

    And if you have high blood sugar, I’ll become a ketone strip, and you will pee on me.<—FUCKING HYSTERICAL


  6. shannon · May 11, 2012

    i’m not a baker at all, so i shall just live vicariously through your baking experiments and try it out once you’ve done all the heavy lifting. ;P

    as far as dessert goes, you will never hear from me that you need to skip it. i mean, come on!

    in conclusion, the caption for the runaway bunny pic made me snort. loudly. i scared my cat.


  7. Caroline · May 18, 2012

    Diabetic Runaway Bunny…….best thing EVAAAAAAR.


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