A Day in Food

It’s Diabetes Blog Week Day Two!

I can’t handle today’s topic (mental health) so I’m taking a wild card. My favorite wild card—the food one.

Some people track every bite they eat, some might not remember at lunch time what they had for breakfast or if they even had breakfast. For one day, document everything you or your loved one with diabetes eats and drinks. The good, the bad, the ugly, the proud, the ashamed, the…whatever. 


35-ish g CHO.

7AM. Fasting BG 123 mg/dL. I licked the yogurt spoon in my son’s parfait bowl.


Tea all morning. 3g CHO for the milk?

9AM. Pancake PB&J. This is my favorite thing. It is almond flour pancakes sandwiching raspberry jam and peanut butter. I also had black tea.



15g CHO pungent luncheon

1PM. 96 mg/dL. Collard wrap with hummus, feta, olives, parsley. And a Diet Coke.


20g CHO

And about a cup of berries left on the table from other people’s breakfast with a glob (1/2 cup?) of yogurt.

3PM: 168 mg/dL. I was not at all hungry but nonetheless ate the cores from the boys’ apples.


5g CHO apple cores.

4-5PM. Fizzy water.


0g CHO

5PM: 104 mg/dL. Cheese and a pickle.


2g CHO.

6:30pm. Cheeseburger, salad, 1/2 of a hard cider.


25-ish g CHO.

7pm. Almond buter cup. Dogs must not eat chocolate.


Plus one more after this = 10g CHO.

Read the words of the mentally healthy-enough to contemplate today’s real Blog Week topic here.





  1. Reyna · May 17, 2016

    Only 1/2 the hard cider!?

    Liked by 1 person

    • katy · May 17, 2016

      Such restraint!


  2. Scott E · May 17, 2016

    Good to see I’m not the only one who acquires nourishment from the kids’ leftovers. So many times, I contemplate finishing my son’s (or sons’) unfinished dinners and taking a bolus for it, or throwing the not-worth-saving amount in the trash. More times than not, I eat it — because I was raised to believe it’s a sin to waste food.


  3. carmygee · May 17, 2016

    Sounds like a yummy day!


  4. Polina · May 17, 2016

    I strategically ate dinner first before reading this post! 🙂


  5. Kelley · May 18, 2016

    Pancake PB&J?! That sounds amazing!


  6. Karen · May 18, 2016

    I always love reading all about your food. But I hate that you’re checking your blood sugar with us now too.


  7. skchrisman · May 20, 2016


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