Monday, January 28, 2013

My Favorite Things . . . .

Whiskers on kittens?  So cute.  Warm woolen mittens?  Definitely needed right now.  But this is a diabetes blog, right?  Okay.  These are a few of my favorite things (diabetes-wise). . . .

My Favorite Glucose Tabs?

Hands down, GlucoLift is my very favorite.  Actually, the GlucoLift Orange Cream are my absolute favorite.  Don’t get me wrong, that Wildberry in the picture is yummy too, as is the Cherry . . . .but oh man, that Orange Cream is pretty much worth having a low for!!

My Favorite Meter?

I’ve been using my new Bayer Contour Next Link meter and it’s by far my favorite out of every meter I’ve used.  I love how small it is.  I love the cool color screen, which is so easy to read in any light.  (My OneTouch Link meter’s dull gray display is practically impossible for me to read in dim light.)  I love the light on the end where the strip goes - makes testing in the middle of the night a breeze.  I love that it has a rechargeable battery.  My only wish to make the  meter better?  I wish I could bolus from it too.

My Favorite “Free” Snack?

I’ve been working on finding some things to snack on that are lower in calories, lower in carbs, and a bit more healthy.  These yummy pickles seem to fit the bill.  They are definitely low in calories and carbs.  I’m not sure how healthy they actually are, but I figure they at least count as a vegetable serving, right?  (While discussing the pickles with Pete, I found out he had no idea that pickles are made from cucumbers.  Weird, huh?)

My Favorite Bolus-Worthy Snack?

A girl can not live on pickles alone.  Last week a friend and I went for cupcakes to celebrate her diaversary.  (I forgot to get a picture, so you're stuck with the Clip-Art version.)  We both went with the Cannoli Cream flavor, and it was definitely well worth the insulin (and the post-treat spike).

What are a few of your favorite things??


  1. Nice list of favs! I need to try pickles again...

  2. Thanks Karen! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

  3. I am so glad our small town doesn't have a cupcake place, yet...
    We do though, have more than our share of ice cream places!

  4. My fave free food is stuffed olives...van't say I have a fave glucose tablet, but I agree w/you on the Contour. And bolus-worthy? Anything Cajun, especially the beignets I had for my birthday :)

  5. I like this list... these kind of things always make me wonder what's on my list. I've gotta get out and find those pickles.

  6. love the list I use the same meter and am a big fan karen!


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