3
Nov

Diabetes Awareness Month photo prompt #3: snacks

Today's snack: tortilla chips & homemade avocado dip. mmmmm.......

 

nomnomnomnoms...

There are 80g of chips, which = 48g of carbs.

There's about half of an avocado in the container, which has almost no carbs (because of the fiber content)...so I start by counting the avocado's 2g carbs. A few diced-up pepper and onion pieces: same deal (maybe 1tbsp of chopped red onion: 0.9g carbs, 0.2g fiber, for a whopping total of 0.7g carbs / around 1/4c chopped red pepper is 1.7 carbs & 0.7g fiber, so a total of 1 carb). I don't even bother trying to count the onion & garlic powder - I have never tallied carbs from spices and powders... so I'd place the carbs in the dip at 4 or 5.

Snack total: 53g carbs.

 

I guess this is why a photo prompt of "snacks" works so well for Diabetes Awareness Month... because a tasty snack is never as easy as just having a snack.

 

 

Photo prompts for the rest of the month are on Kerri's Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day blog post! Tomorrow's photo: "proud"

2
Nov

Diabetes Awareness Month photo prompt #2: check

Todays prompt is "check"... this one seemed easy enough! ...until I checked, and was a little iffy about the result:

 

Today's check

Today's check

 

It's not awful, it's just not wonderful either. Oh well, not to worry - I could do worse than 7.7 😛

 

Photo prompts for the rest of the month are on Kerri's Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day blog post!

 

2
Nov

Diabetes Awareness Month photo prompt #1

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Some of my favourite writers have started participating in the Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day: this is where you post a diabetes-related photo every day, and the photos follow a certain theme or prompt.

I've decided to (try to) participate. I say "try to" because I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to post pictures every day for an entire month, but I certainly want to try!

Today's prompt is "past," so here it is:

A page from my grade 8 autobiography. I was 12 at the time.

In grade 8 my class was tasked with writing an autobiography. Mine included a second page about the insulin pump that I had started using about 6 months prior to writing the assignment, but this is the page about my diagnosis.

 

Fun Fact: the whole assignment has me as a year older than I actually am... so where it says "In 1992, when I was 5 years old [...]" I was actually 4. I started kindergarten a year early (at 3 instead of 4), so my parents fibbed about my age so I could be eligible to start school (since they wouldn't let a 3-year-old in to kindergarten). Apparently years later, at a different school (grade 8 / middle school) I was still perpetuating that lie... 😉

 

Photo prompts for the rest of the month are on Kerri's Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day blog post!

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