Good Things VII


Another brilliant chicken.

Another brilliant chicken.

Ginger’s Oprah’s Nigella’s Chicken recipe. Replace spatchcocked chicken w. whatever body parts diabetic child prefer. Important keep skin/bones in place; then possible re-heat for however long, however many times, and chicken not dry out. Bubs declare, “This tastes so good. It’s just so, so chickeny.” Lemon! Red onion! “But I always have to pick off these sticks.” Rosemary!


Wish some smartass make montage Best Biggest Loser Diabetes Scenes. This evening Jack/Bigfoot enjoy episode w. theme “Face Your Fear.” Child-contestant w. pre-diabetes Lindsay meet w. school guidance counselor who reveal not many people know this, but…I have diabetes. Then guidance counselor demonstrate injection (dramatic close-up syringe) and I have to prick my finger one to three times a day. (Close-up Lindsay chubby, horrified face.) Then close-up guidance counselor repeatedly jab thumb w. old-school lancet sans lancing device. Could also use thumbtack? Then sweet Lindsay It would be so terrible to have diabetes. I just want to live my life like a normal kid & etc. Bubs stride in from other room, silky basketball shorts pulled up to armpits, “Heeeey! I can’t wear shorts like a normal kid! No fair!” Next, guidance counselor simply advise, stop it with the junk food and the sugary drinks! You have a choice!

This episode here. Thumb poking at 31:54.

Isn't this just classic Peg?

Isn’t this just classic Peg?


This exactly right. Heather share brilliant flowcharts w. world for free. An ode to beauty of clear thinking. Also so useful. Every endocrinologist could share w. new patient, make life easier, balm for worried brain when never quite certain not forget some important thing.


Sugar-free Strawberry Jell-o + Reddi-wip. This classic of juvenile diabetes pantry a toxic cocktail of chemicals-colors-spelling-weirdness. Very enjoy.



  1. g · March 3, 2013

    Yay…worked…was thinking later probably better as olive oil and flavor gets all over so more yummy!!! My boys like the said little sticks as they are known to give good dreams and they are firm believers! We don’t eat enough jello! Another favorite here is sloppy joe’s! Either from Joy of Cooking or Deceptively Delicious! Joy is super easy and relatively quick too! (not chicken though but tastes so good with persimmons meat added!)


    • Katy · March 3, 2013

      I can’t imagine you would serve Jell-o ever! I’ll try SJoe’s although they don’t sound like a zero carb miracle, more like an excellent vehicle for squishy kaiser buns. B was also r a v i n g about the egg roll lasagne


      • g · March 3, 2013

        hahaha….it actually is pretty good….I couldn’t believe it after scoffing at it! I think I would exist off that six o’clock scramble site if one of the boys had diabetes as they put all the carbs for every meal down bottom of each recipe….you are the god among women though so can do all the math! I was just glad there wasn’t a late night post about that night! giggle


  2. Katie · March 3, 2013

    I just ate jello like this today….and will many more times.


    • Katy · March 3, 2013

      strawberry even?!


      • Katie · March 3, 2013

        Anything but strawberry!


  3. amireally · March 3, 2013

    zomg the diabetes stuff on that episode. wtf. ugh. really frustrating both as a T1 (who tests… gasp… 10 times a day… and that’s totally not a bad part of diabetes to me) and as a healthcare professional that works with people with type 2. the idea (which i think is mostly a myth – those injections are not that painful and most people can get used to them) that having to take insulin (and test your blood sugar) really sucks and is like the worst thing that can happen is SO detrimental to people with type 2 getting the care they need. the media perpetuates it, and other healthcare providers DEFINITELY perpetuate it, by holding “you’ll have to go on insulin next” as a stick over people’s heads to try to get them to eat right/take their meds. or saying, “if you eat right and lose weight you won’t have to go on insulin/can go off it.” it’s so wrong and it makes people really reluctant to go on insulin and even avoid their appointments sometimes. it’s also inaccurate – at least half of all type 2s will need insulin to keep their a1cs down eventually – it is a progressive disease and insulin isn’t always a reflection of how you take care of yourself. and aside from lows, insulin has less adverse affects than some of the meds.

    also, i’m totally blaming you for the fact that i just watched 87 minutes of biggest loser. wow. i rarely watch tv AND i believe in beiing fat positive/working for health at every size ( is the healthiest approach (both physically and mentally) to promoting exercise/eating right/etc. and regardless of whether you believe focusing on weight loss is the right approach… 10 pounds a week, seriously?! there is NO way that can be healthy or sustainable – anything more than 2 pounds a week is usually either unhealthy or partially water. and not a way to set up sustainable habits for the rest of your life.


    • Katy · March 3, 2013

      I somehow find the show very inspiring; not really in terms of weight loss, just in terms of watching people work hard at something that seems hopeless. I agree it’s ridiculous! Sorry you got sucked in!

      Perpetuating the Type 2 anti-insulin scare tactics is so annoying. I’m still burning over three assorted fat, old T2 people telling me (always with extra long eye contact) that they started eating right and weaned themselves off insulin…Goody for you!!


      • amireally · March 4, 2013

        actually, i know what you mean. i felt somewhat inspired (and was at first disturbed by this but as you say it was not necessarily about the weight loss part), it seemed like some of them were confronting bigger struggles and generally feeling better about themselves.


  4. drjmeade · March 3, 2013

    Amireally is right on!


  5. drjmeade · March 3, 2013

    Also recipe sounds good and chickeny.


  6. laura · March 3, 2013

    Ahhhh!!! <—angels singing. Flowcharts!!! I have flowcharts galore in my head but get overwhelmed when thinking about creating them. I want to send the girls to college with this type of documentation and this is PERFECT to get me motivated – you know – when someone else does most of the work.


    • Katy · March 3, 2013

      whenever i try to make this kind of thing, it quickly needs wings of paper taped to the sides because i can’t plan out the space correctly. heather is so smart.


  7. shannon · April 2, 2013

    spelling weirdness! ilu!

    that biggest loser clip had to be seen to be believed! WHY WOULD SHE DO THAT?

    also bubs with shiny basketball armpit short ahahahaha!


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