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Flapjacks!

Emailed the company that makes my favourite flapjack to find out the nutritional information for them. They replied this morning and it doesn't make pretty reading. The values for the 145g flapjack are as follows:

NON HYDROGENATED FAT 28.7g
PROTEIN 11.6g
CARBOHYDRATE 92.4g!!
ENERGY 660kcal!!

Guess my flapjack eating days are over. I work on roughly 1 unit of insulin for 10g of carbohydrates. I usually allow myself 8 or 9 units per meal. Therefore I could have a flapjack for my meal, but nothing else.

Worked out my average BG for the past 2 weeks. It was 7.5mmol/l, so am fairly happy. It could be a little more controlled, but I will discuss this with my diabetes nurse at my appointment on Friday.

Josh is being really hungry at the moment, so we (mostly Claire) are struggling to keep him happy. It didn't help that when she went to get him weighed yesterday, he wasn't keeping up with the growth curves. We have no faith in these curves as they don't seem to allow for breast fed children. The Health Visitor didn't help either as she asked questions such as was Claire eating 3 good meals a day, did she get to bed on time each night and was I being a supportive husband?! At least they didn't suggest that she was producing poor quality milk, as I have heard reports that another Health Visitor said. I know that they are trying to do their job, but they really don't help by their patronising manner. At least Claire could tell them that she had to eat three meals a day as I was a diabetic!

She has an appointment today with the doctor to look at Abby and Josh's eczema. They both appear to have it, although it is not distressing them. Claire has it too, but it has cleared up greatly since she cut out dairy produce. Maybe the children are intolerant too? When Abby was younger, we asked whether there were any tests for this and they said that there weren't. Maybe it is different now we are in Birmingham.

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