Melissa is awesome.
What I particularly liked in her post was that it wasn’t just focused on a specific type, but on diabetes in general.
I’m still learning what I can and can’t eat. It’s a bit of a crap shoot, but I really wish I had seen something like this when I was first diagnosed.
I remember the days following my diagnosis. I sat on my living room floor, pouring over articles and books and websites and pamphlets trying to figure out what in the world I could eat that would be safe. It was so frustrating to be hungry with a fridge and pantry full of food but feel like EVERYTHING was off limits. I found advice like “celery and peanut butter is a safe and healthy snack”. Okay? How much peanut butter? How many celery stalks, damn it?!
The answer to that question is:
two stalks celery (2 grams of carbs)
1 serving of peanut butter (2 leveled tablespoons – which is usually 6-8 grams of carbs)
Ta-da! A hydrating, protein-containing, tasty snack with 8-10 grams of carbs. So, go get that if you’re starving to death (no pun intended).
The first thing to remember is that you can eat. There is plenty…
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