Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Post Christmas

It was quite an event. Lots of family time, lots of driving, but lots of fun too.

I got some great diabetes gifts. (though when I open them I see a little look of pain in my mom's eyes, wishing that I didn't have to open things like that)

1. I got a new Salter nutritional scale and can't WAIT to try using it. I read about it on someone else's blog, and it sounded like the perfect addition to my diabetes stash. I haven't tried it out yet, and am kinda wondering where I should keep it in the kitchen, and where the "code manual" will be safe. Any suggestions?

2. I got my first set of groovy patches! O.k., o.k, they are silly, but I'm excited about them. Anything that adds a twist to the daily grind with diabetes is exciting. I changed my site last night and used one for the first time. I feel like I'm wearing new shoes or something like that. I keep lifting my shirt to look at my belly.

3. I got a bunch of banana flavored GU. I like using that for lows--I only like the banana flavor ones. Actually that's not true. I like the berry flavor, but it has caffeine in it and I don't really like having caffeine in the middle of the night. They are also nice to put in Dixie's vest because they are small and squishy, so when she is lying on her side, they don't get destroyed and they're probably comfortable too. ;-)

I'm off from work this week. Phew! I have time to try all the cool new presents and unpack everything.

Hope that everyone had a great holiday.


MileMasterSarah said...

Man, GU is evil tasting, but it works wonders for long runs! I’m glad you had a good Christmas.

In Search Of Balance said...

Wow, you're an iron woman for being able to eat banana gu.

The scale is the best... I love mine. The first thing I measured was one of my husband's sweet potatoes... 112 g!

Glad to hear that your holidays were wonderful :)

Scott K. Johnson said...

I've been eyeing one of those scales too! I hope you like it, and will post about it after you've used it some.

I first read about them over at Amy Tenderich's blog.

I need to get some Gu so I can try them for playing basketball. I'm using just Gatorade now, and when I have a low I slosh down a good 32oz, and I can feel it sloshing around in my stomach... Not the most comfortable thing. Maybe Gu would work better.

Minnesota Nice said...

Where can you get the banana gu here in town?

Molly said...

Scott-Yes, I think that it was Amy T's site that I read about the scale. I'll keep you posted. Try the GU man! It's so quick and easy to use when you're active. Just squirt it in and take a swig. Sha-bam.

MN Nice- I buy the banana gu at REI. I haven't found it other at other sporting stores.

MMSarah- I know, I know, the taste isn't the best. But I think it's way better than that nasty tasting glucose gel. Easy and quick.