Went to the supermarket on Sunday for the first time since diagnosis. It was really depressing to walk down the aisles and see all the produce that I used to eat in vast quantites and was now off-limits. Even found myself being jealous of the person in front of my at the checkout who had an array of desserts in their trolley! I am really noticing how people's lives seem to revolve around food in all its wonderful forms. Took solace that I have found a couple of things that I really like, that I won't need to avoid, although of course with diabetes, moderation is the key. I made a roast beef lunch with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and veg. I did my normal dose of insulin and my levels remained fairly constant. I also had some batter remaining so I had pancakes for breakfast this morning (with lemon juice and sweetener). The batter was made with Alpro soya milk, as my wife can't eat dairy. They tasted excellent and were low in carbohydrates.
For the past four years I've been invited by Abbott to a conference bringing together people with diabetes from across Europe to discuss various topics. The first year I was meant to attend, it was my 'man v horse' year (the horse won!), so was unable to attend and then the pandemic hit so two further dX's were held virtually. I was fortunate to be asked to present at last year's session. This year's event was back in-person and held in Barcelona, coinciding with the latter part of the ATTD conference. At this point, I must make it very clear - Abbott invited me to the 2022 European Diabetes Exchange forum (dX), that took place in Barcelona. I attended this two-day event to connect and interact with inspirational and influential people in the diabetes community. Abbott paid for my ticket and accommodation. #InvitedbyAbbott. This is formal and it needs to be - I have not been required to do anything by Abbott as a result of my attendance and I hope that m