Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ice Cream for only 13grams????

I wrote about an ice cream previously that didn't hurt Clifford's blood sugar. Well to my surprise today when grocery shopping, I came across Breyer's Carb Smart. Apparently they have vanilla and chocolate, but I only found vanilla. Good news is for 1/2 cup serving there are only 13 grams of carbs. We haven't tried this yet so I can't really say how it affect's his blood sugar, but you definitely cannot beat a 1/2 cup for 13grams.

I felt the need to let everyone else know about it and give you a link to the nutritional information so you could review it yourself. If you find that your kids, or yourself love ice cream but they just have way too many crazy carbs, you may want to look into Breyer's Carb Smart and give it a try.

Here is a link to their nutritional info:

Valentines Day Carbs.....

Valentine's Day is fun for the kids in school, with all the pretty cards, and tasty treats. However it can be a headache trying to figure out all those carbs. For the most part a lot of treats are labeled now a days which saves a lot of work trying to guess or SWAG the carb count. When we put our treat bags together, we make sure to label the number of carbs in the treats, because Clifford has a friend in his class who has Type 1 diabetes too. So I am hoping by labeling them it makes it much easier on her parents when it comes to carb totals.

But if you are the lucky ones that get the tasty treats without carb totals, take a look at Calorie King (which btw is an awesome book), they have a bunch of common Valentines Day Candy carb counts listed here:

Once we pass Valentine's Day it's onto Clifford's Dx Day. Still trying to figure out what to do for him that will make it a special celebration of a healthy year with Diabetes!

On a positive note, we got a phone call yesterday that his insulin pump was APPROVED! So he officially will have a new exterior pancreas. Although he likes to tell me it's not a pancreas just a pump, his pancreas is inside and it's broken. :/