When did advent calendars become a box of chocolates?
They used to be diabetic friendly items offering a festive picture of carbohydrate free wise men on camels or a sugar free robin on a holly tree. You didn’t have to bolus for opening a window. Now its all changed
On Saturday a chocolate angel had absolutely no impact on my cgm yet the chocolate train engine yesterday caused a rapid rise and the need for a bolus. With 20 windows to go I’m hoping for a lot more angels and very few train engines.
I surely can’t be the only person for whom 4g (max) of chocolate in the morning has absolutely no effect? I can’t even be bothered to enter the extra 4g into my pump.
Then again, Christmas always brings out my rebellious side
@martynp No effect!!! The NICE guidelines team have a sense of humour towards accurate Carb Counting like the Her Majestys Revenue & Customs have toward Tax fraud!
I don’t think megs wasn’t referring to boluses but the use of a continuous glucose monitor which give a useful indication for rate of change of blood sugar but a wild stab in the dark at a correct value from what I understand, whilst setting off a ;
Yes… mmm indeed.
I might have to go and raid the tree for those tree chocolates… I feel less guilty eating those because I think I must burn at least 1/9th of a calorie in frustration searching for them…
Advent calendar news…while my first 2 weeks worth of chocolates didn’t require a bolus, I’ve just discovered that as we get nearer to Christmas my chocolates get bigger. I am disproportionately pleased about this, even if it does mean I need to start bolusing for them.
Although my chocolates are not getting bigger the nearer to Christmas we get I have noticed a theme. The only chocolate shapes requiring a small bolus have been modes of transport. A train engine, a sleigh and today a camel. Hmmm