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The other night I went to Trader Joe's and some how the woman bagging my groceries saw my loner insulin pump and we started to talk about diabetes.
And then she started to do a play by play on the remaining contents of my items that she had yet to bag.
Bag Lady: Well you eat healthy - Orange peppers, salmon burgers, taco seasoning, strawberries, Heirloom tomatoes, Valencia Heirloom oranges. Everything looks good except for the oatmeal cookies and this bag of sugar.
Me: A. I really like the Trader Joe’s Oatmeal Cookies. They taste like the oatmeal cookies my mom used to buy me as a kid.
B. I can have sugar - sugar is not off limits. For the record, I drink my coffee with cream and sugar every morning.
BagLady: Coffee Makes you crave sugar.
Me: Actually, coffee makes me wake up in the morning.
Bag Lady: Yeah, but coffee makes you crave sugar.
Me: Yeah.... But so does getting my period or watching ‘Cupcake Wars’.
Bag Lady: Have you considered using agave instead of sugar?
Me: I actually have Trader Joe’s Agave Syrup at home - I just haven’t used it yet. But I like my coffee with cream and sugar.
Bag Lady: I'm just saying it's lower on the glycemic index.
Me: Yeah..... I like with my coffee the way it is.
Bag Lady: I think agave could REALLY help regulate your sugars.
Me: OK, I'll consider secretly replacing the insulin in my pump with agave syrup and let you know how it all works out.
And then I smiled and said goodbye and was out the door.
But between you, me and the entire DOC I wanted to tell her to shut up!
I just wanted to enjoy my Trader Joe’s bounty, instead of having to explain the WHY behind my $63 dollar TraderJoe’s purchase - or my choices, diabetes or otherwise.
So I cracked a joke and a smile and went on my way - because this wasn't a battle I felt like fighting - There are much bigger & more important diabetes battles in this world to fight - And I do.
Plus, I had a long ride home & I really wanted to crack open those cookies.
And who knows, maybe someday I will try agave in my coffee, but not today and probably not tomorrow because quite frankly, the thought of it kind of grosses me out. OK, agave syrup in my coffee is never going to happen and I can live with that.
And ftr, I still LOVE TraderJoe’s! ;)
|Kelly Kunik Has Secretly Replaced The Insulin In Her Loaner Pump With Agave Syrup ....Will She Notice The Difference?|