Category Archives: Food & diet

Jingle bells, Batman smells

Like buying noisy, irritating toys for nephews and nieces who don’t live near you, Christmas is traditionally the time of year for your favourite diabetes websites to discuss the misery of the festive season and the difficulty of dealing with food and booze as we celebrate a chilly  winter solstice. However, here at your soaraway… Read More »

Diabetes saves Halloween

Because I’m a miserable old witch I don’t make any preparations for Halloween. So you can imagine my terror when the doorbell went earlier this evening and I was faced with several miniature ghouls. Thankfully, before I slammed the door in their faces I realised that they were the offspring of the neighbours over the… Read More »

Food thoughts

I like food. It is generally a pleasure. But because of the pancreas situation, food is never really just food, it’s also a mental obstacle course. For me, some foods trigger several thoughts before I even consider how they taste: Pasta: so tasty, so comforting. My pasta thought process sadly often goes like this –… Read More »

Mission impossible?

Last weekend I had the pleasure of going along to my brother’s stag weekend in sunny Bournemouth in advance of his impending nuptials. As well packing comedy antlers, Hawaiian shirts and inflatable sheep (I didn’t really, I actually wore a nice shirt and brown corduroy jacket) I also had to consider the diabetic aspects of… Read More »

Endless Patience with Thoughtless Outsiders

(Or, why I hate Chicken Caesar Salad) One thing I often have problems with is eating out. When it’s just me and the husband, we have a few places we can go that I know the menu, that have relaxed attitudes to requests to serve the salad dressing on the side, or take out the… Read More »

Carb counting for posh people

I was idly rummaging through my old notes, leaflets and booklets that I was given by the DSN when I was first diagnosed. I did because I wanted a) clear some space in my drawers; and b) remind myself how many bad habits I’ve picked up in the last five years. One booklet in particular… Read More »