… “You can have pickles? Or gelatin? Or cucumber slices!”
My mom tried to make these options sound appealing and delicious, but when I was a kid and my blood sugar was super high, pickles weren’t what I craved. My body wanted to chug water and cheeseburgers simultaneously in efforts to cleanse the ketones and sate the high hunger.
“Can I have something else?”
“Not right now. Those are the free foods you can have, until your blood sugar comes down.” she’d reply.
The phrase ‘free foods’ was a real one, twenty years ago in our household.”