Reality Check Cookies (aka Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Vicki: [Poring over cookbooks and magazines, flipping through pages of decadent cakes, luscious brownies and chewy cookies]

“How do you think I can make these diabetic friendly?”

Louis: “You make them. I don’t eat them.”

And that my friends, is the reality of having Type 1 Diabetes. Sometimes you just can’t. Can’t eat that cookie because you haven’t bolused for it. Can’t have dessert because there is just way too much carbs in that. Can’t have dinner because your blood glucose levels have inexplicably spiked and despite taking more insulin and exercising you can’t get it back down to a safe number, and you feel like shit and just never mind. Can’t. Continue reading Reality Check Cookies (aka Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Easy as 1,2,3 (or Let’s eat Cookies!)


We used to play a game at work (during the weekly Work In Progress meeting), where someone would come up with a question which everyone had to answer on the spot.   The question would be completely non-work related, and the idea was that it allowed everyone to get to know each other a bit better, and encouraged team bonding.  I swing between absolute crap and complete genius when put on the spot, and would generally fall into the former category when we played this game.  However there was one question which I thought I answered pretty well:  If a song played every time you walked into a room, what would it be? I replied “Every Day Should be a Holiday” by the Dandy Warhols, which no doubt led to some sort of permanent mark on my record (something about ‘needs to improve attitude’). Continue reading Easy as 1,2,3 (or Let’s eat Cookies!)