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A Shot in the Dark: Bloody Peach Vanilla Cake!

I was reading this article and feeling sorry for both Josephy and his mom, Sandra. I can imagine nothing harder than being a mother of a child with diabetes. As a high school teacher I watch parents and students struggle with each other all the time and I've glad I made the choice to be a bystander and not a participant.

Anyway on the treat thing -- I'm comparing it to this week here at school. I've avoided two events completely because they had the wrong timing for me and the wrong foods. Having just come off a massive non-compliant episode, I just didn't need the events. I am honestly -- scheduling a meal at 3:00 pm doesn't work for me at all. It's either too late or too early. The other event was at 1:30, which isn't much better.

This morning, I did "give in". One of our long term teachers who is retiring brought a little bit of everything: fruit, chocolate and crackers. Of course, everything she brought turns to sugar, but at least everything was prepackaged, easily countable, and portable. I grabbed an apple and a small piece of chocolate (one of those minatures), and brought them upstairs to eat after my postprandial reminder went off.
She was super pleased with herself for thinking to bring stuff that people like me could eat, and I sure wasn't going to burst her bubble -- besides, I could have choosen to toss the items and she would have none the wiser.

Social situations can be hard.

The person or persons bringing the food honestly do so out of pride, admiration, or just a way to show that they care. Too many people take rejecting food they give as rejecting them or at least the recipent can feel that way. It's even harder when they are trying to do the right thing -- I'm learning though to tell people that it isn't the right time for me to eat, and take it and find a way to get rid of it later.

I'll say, either I just ate and I'm full, or give some other legimate excuse. That usually works.