Sweet photo taken right as Joe/Jack depart for TrialNet. Please forgive. Folly. Very hard diabetes alone. No one kick out of bed 2am Dexcom buzz, command your turn. Also no expert fill cartridge, and nobody available take over entire scene when sick to death of.
JOE: How’s the little boy?
BIGFOOT: (Huge weary sigh) High
BIGFOOT: I mean high
JOE: Hello there…
BFOOT: I meant he was high
JOE: Oh, hiiigh
Very good idea every introvert-grouch trick nice person into marriage, especially true if future hold child w. diabetes.
Relationship with food: dramatic change 3x this fall. First, TrialNet Joslin deliver T1D diagnosis. Second, Bubs celiac disease diagnosis. Third, see gluten free effect.
After T1D diagnosis*, Bigfoot adopt low(er)carb diet. Immediately notice feel better. Didn’t know didn’t feel good.
KM60 reveal Bigfoot–maybe for entire life?–on carbs rollercoaster. Usually hungry or full, never neutral. As soon as not full, hungry creep back in. Current system, maybe hungry sometimes. But never desperate I’m dying. I need to eat all of the granola.
Following Bubs’s celiac diagnosis, gut kitchen. New things, new food.
Read something (probably in cookbook) re everything in mouth either help or harm person, each bite = choice for help or harm. Interpret to mean not just help like “help repair cells” or “help build strong teeth and bones,” but also help like “help enjoy life.” Read this, see so much food no purpose: not promote health/nobody enjoy v. much. For example: unfavored flavor popsicle left over from mixed-flavor box; Anjou pears when entire family prefer Bosc but Anjou on sale; GF JoeJoes.
Feel just more overall awareness of: who am I kidding, buying this dumb food?
Two weeks (?) into GF diet Bubs much better. Says feels better. Never had digestive symptoms, so see changes like:
Even keel. (Before never knew what would devastate.) Able focus on homework. (Before unaware homework exist/unable remember.) Play records, dance, variety show puns-stand up-impersonations after dinner. (Before retreat to sofa with book, too tired even converse.) Seems like old self, plus astounding vocabulary from read so much while too sick/tired do anything else.
Happy change relationship with food, sorry so much illness required remove chocolate chip cookies from Bigfoot eyes.