To carb or not to carb. As Caleb sees it.

Day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week.

To carb or not to carb. Today let’s blog about what we eat. And perhaps what we don’t eat.

Chomping on a granny smith - 20 carbs.

In Caleb’s words (sorry, but this is a bit of a ramble):

I don’t eat peanut butter because I’m allergic to it. I don’t eat frogs, rocks, grass, slime or anything like that.

I like apples, cheese and crackers, pretzels, Nutrigrain bars for snacks and sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, peppers and fruit for lunch. I like cereal, muffins, toast, waffles and oatmeal for breakfast. I like pasta, chicken parm (but I don’t like eggplant parm) tacos, lentil soup and chili for dinner and cake, cookies or fruit for dessert. One time Dad made a wrap with sausage, egg and cheese and I liked that. I also like pizza, Chinese food and salad. I like cucumbers, carrots, Swiss cheese, pears, bananas, grapes, strawberries, mangoes, peaches. I like every kind of fruit there is. Ice pops, ice cream and jolly ranchers are good.

I think he would have gone on forever, but at this point, I just said, “Thank you, that’s enough.”

I worry, of course, about the impact that diabetes has on Caleb, both physically and emotionally. I worry about whether he feels restricted when it comes to food. There is nothing that I say “no” to because of diabetes, but there are things that I avoid because of the impact that they have on Caleb’s blood sugar. I am pleased that his response showed no indication of that. The fact that Caleb does not eat frogs or rocks or slime has absolutely nothing to do with their carb count, fat content or impact to his blood sugars – I promise.

Chowing down on Dad's hamburger 65 carbs with salad and milk.
Feasting on Mom's chicken pot pie - 70 carbs all in.

Day 1 – A day in the life of…diabetes.

Day 2 – Making the low go.

Day 3 – Your biggest supporter.

Tomorrow’s topic – Let’s get moving.

21 Replies to “To carb or not to carb. As Caleb sees it.”

  1. That’s about the best blog photo I’ve seen… Outstanding top photo! Love how he points out to all that he doesn’t eat frogs! What a great kid! I’m even more of a fan of Caleb than before!!!

    On a side note, I am intrigued by the whole peanut butter allergy issue… I’ve never personally “known” anyone allergic to PB or peanuts, though have obviously read and heard about it quite a bit. I’d be interested in hearing more about that, as it must have been tough to get used to that in the beginning. I’m an avid PB fan and can’t imagine…

  2. I’m telling you LO Caleb is going to be an actor when he’s older!!!! He is so funny I love the pictures!!!

    Oh and Caleb…. 1) I think that you should come over here and teach Tristan that fruits are good….. 2) Frogs are the bomb…… ummmmmmmm frog legs!!! LOL 🙂

  3. Oh I love the frogs and slime. There you go again Lorraine, feeding him crazy things! Caleb cracks me up. Love the photo at the top too, that’s priceless.
    I like that his diet is varied.

  4. Caleb is too precious for words. And that first photo, so cute! Caleb has a very healthy attitude towards food!

  5. okay…just let Caleb know if he ever wants to try fried frogs legs, they are a mere 10 grams of carbs for 4 medium pair!!!

  6. I have just had time to check out all your Diabetes Blog Week posts and have really enjoyed them . It is so good fo rme to see a slightly older child and especially to hear Caleb’s voice in the text. I am interested in the pump as we feel that will eb the way to go but maybe when Frank is a bit older. He is only three at the moment.
    See you tomorrow!

  7. I’ve let Matthew read Caleb’s words this week and he thinks Caleb is hysterical!! Please tell Caleb that Matthew doesn’t like to eat frogs, rocks, grass or slime either. : )

  8. Loved this!!! Calebs personality really shines 🙂

    My girls don’t like frogs, slime. rocks or grass either…but my youngest has had a handful of dirt before 🙂

  9. Caleb-
    You and I need to “do lunch,” cause I don’t dig frogs, rocks, grass, slime or anything like that either!
    Kelly K


    I’m not a big frog eater myself, but…to each his own 🙂

    Enjoy life, Caleb 🙂

  11. I’m with Caleb. Chicken parm is yummy!!! Eggplant parm is gross. So are slime, frogs, grass and rocks. Yuck!

  12. He is too funny! And how great that he can eat pretty much the same stuff everyone else eats. I swear every time I am at school near dismissal his “peanut free 1st grade” table wins best lunch tiger! Is that Kim’s chicken pot pie recipe? Looks familiar and it’s one of our faves. But can he eat my burrito recipe???

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