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Birthday

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Saeeda, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Saeeda

    Saeeda Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's my birthday tomorrow! But I'm dreading the party my family n friends have prepared ..the food will no doubt be high in carbs but I don't want to spoil things and not join in with eating like the rest! Not many of them understand...but for one day I might have to treat myself
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Happy birthday for tomorrow! :)

    In all honesty, they don't have to understand. I assume you've done DAFNE or some form of carb counting? I'd just take a plate and fill it with the things I want to eat, then count the carbs for it and match my insulin for it. You can still have that slice of cake :)
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Saeeda ,

    Many happy returns in advace of tomorrow.

    Where are your issues with this scenario? Bolus for the usual amount of carbohydrate you are comfortable with & enjoy the company of your folks...I'm confident when it comes to working out what's happening with the "cake," it's perfectly acceptable to "doggybag" it for later... ;)

    Just have fun!
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you had a nut allergy would they want you to eat nuts, if you were lactose intolerant would you be forced to eat dairy products, if gluten intolerant would you be expected to consume gluten. Being unable to cope with carbs is no different.

    Having type II means that we will all be able to tolerate different amounts. You know your limits and it's your choice. 3 weeks ago I had a bit of a fling for just two days, I'm still regretting it.
     
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    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday.......and I say forget the diet for one day.....but try not to let it become too many 'just one days'.....it's easy to break discipline for so called 'just one days'.....eg easter,christmas,birthdays(yours and others' etc
     
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    Saeeda Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Davidgrahamjones
    As a matter of fact I am gluten intolerant and I am lactose intolerant.
     
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