I guess this is more of a question post then a story post...well maybe one in the same.
Ever since Cara's T1 diagnosis back in Feb 09 many, many things have changed for Cara and us adjusting to our "new normal". Some changes have made me morn for the child that she once was and the life that we once had, some changes have just been more frustrating and stressful then anything, and others, well they really did not affect us like I thought they would. I always said because Cara was diagnosed so young she really does not remember being a non D kid. Some days that statement breaks my heart, other days I'm glad that she does not remember how carefree life was. I'm glad that this is her NORMAL there is nothing "new" about it...it's just the way it is.
However there has been one change that has just been mind blowing.
Before diabetes Cara ate like a bird, she never really sat down to eat a meal and she NEVER ate a whole meal. She kinda picked and snacked all day and at meal times she would almost walk around the table while she ate until she was about half way done her meal and she was FULL. She almost seemed bored with eating.
But after her diagnoses BOY, CAN THAT KID EAT! AND SHE IS FAST. She will devour a meal in NO TIME, sometimes faster then me! She never seems to beat her dad but my gosh I can't believe the speed in which this kid can eat. Almost every time she eats lunch I will put a sandwich down in front of her, turn around to make Kirstin's or Cody's sandwich and Cara is walking by me humming a little song going to play because she is all done. Every day I used to yell "get back to the table and finish your sandwich" as she skipped passed me she'd say "I DID". In the beginning I was certain she was hiding her food somewhere or feeding it to the dog, there was just NO way she was eating that fast...BUT SHE WAS... every time. Trust me I have peeked around the corner on many occasions just watching to see what the heck she is doing with her food and guess what? She is eating it!!
This kid has some skillz and as soon as she is old enough FOOD COMPETITION HERE WE COME :)
So my question is, is this a T1 thing? Does your T1 DEVOUR THEIR FOOD TO??