Recently during an evening holiday event someone asked me why I wasn’t drinking hot chocolate with everyone else. My quick response to this question was, “It’s because of my diabetes”, but there is more to it than that. Actually, as a Type 1 Diabetic, I can eat anything you can eat, the only difference is I need to count my carbs and make sure I’m given enough insulin to account for those carbs. All my “treats” are added to my well balanced meals and I am given a shot for the number of carbs I am eating at that time. If I want to drink hot chocolate I can, but I’d need to have insulin. So before you worry about me eating a cookie with my Christmas dinner, or a cupcake at a birthday party, my parents and my insulin shots have got me covered.
By the way, do you know what the real reason why I wasn’t drinking hot chocolate? I don’t like my chocolate milk hot!