The trappings of Easter baskets can be a real kick in the ass for me, diabetes-wise. Jellybeans, chocolate eggs, those Cadbury mini eggs of doom … all delicious, but rarely worth it for me because all of these high-sugar indulgences make for gross blood sugars.
Thankfully, the most mild of milds on my blood sugars are eggs. And Easter isn’t short on eggs of the hard-boiled and highly decorative type.
“Do you want a jellybean, Mom?”
“No thank you.”
“But you can take insulin for the jellybean?” My daughter paused a minute. “OOOH! Or you could have a hard boiled eggie instead!” And she’s fine with that suggestion, only faltering slightly when she sees that the egg dye leaked through the shell a bit during the coloring process, tie-dying the hard-boiled egg white.
“Does the color part need insulin?” she asks.
Learning about diabetes, egg by egg, bird by bird.