Hello fellow D bloggers and D blogger readers,
Today I will be talking to you about Glucerna, my new favorite diabetic product.
Cara has always been a very picky eater, almost bird like, she is a snacker, someone who likes to pick at her meals and will just eat a little bit at a time. I'm a big believer in natural consequences and I never really got into the "dinner time fight" with my kids if they did not want to eat then they would be hungry and there is no food until the next schedule meal time.....well that is until Cara was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
After type 1 diabetes entered our lives we had to find a way to get Cara to sit at the table and actually eat meals at meal time. Our biggest question at diagnosis was "what if she won't eat at her meal times"?? because we knew Cara and her eating habits.
When Cara was in the hospital they laid out this amazing but totally impossible meal plan for her but because she was starving at diagnoses, yes I can actually use that word in it's proper meaning. Cara's body was starving itself and once we figured out the problem for this, she had the biggest appetite ever, she was eating everything in sight. It really was a great feeling knowing she was feeling better and knowing that her body was finally able to use the food the way it is suppose to. But we also knew that this amazing and wonderful appetite was going to slow down and when it did what are we going to do? We can't just give her juice to cover dinner time, or some kind of junk food that will get us the carbs she needs in a small amount of food when she does not want to eat.
Glucerna was our answer, she loves all the flavors, it's fast and it is nutritious and made for diabetes....perfect. It is a complete and balanced meal replacement and or snack with 26 essential vitamins and minerals and is lactose and gluten-free. So when she does not like what we are eating or just does not want to eat it is time for Glucerna!! We love it and it does miracles with her blood sugars.... and sorry this post sounded like an add! :)