Hello & welcome to Finger Prickin’ Good- a kid approved, low carbohydrate, food blog for families of type 1 diabetics.
My name is Brooke. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart and I am a stay-at-home mom to three amazing kiddos; Carson (9- almost 10), Griffin (7) & Emma (2)…
I’m also an avid food label reader, carbohydrate calculator, late night blood sugar checker, and juice & glucagon carrier.
To elaborate, my oldest son is a type 1 diabetic.
Our journey as a diabetic family began in November 2008 (click here for my son’s diagnosis story). After my son was diagnosed with diabetes, I remember very early on feeling the need to do something… anything to make a difference for not only my son, but for others who also live with this disease. I just didn’t know what.
After about a year of being in “survival mode” while we learned the ropes of diabetes, a day came when my husband and I were forced to examine certain areas of our life more closely. Particularly, the food we were consuming. We made the decision to make it a top priority to change our whole family’s eating habits and adapt a healthier lifestyle. That decision forced me to get in the kitchen and start experimenting and learning. To my complete and utter surprise, an absolute love for food and cooking was born.
After discovering this new love and passion, several other opportunities were presented to me. These opportunities inadvertently led me to the answer of what I could do to make an impact for type 1 families– a kid approved and diabetic-friendly food blog. I figured it was the perfect solution, as not only do I love cooking and baking, but I also love to write.
While the focal point of this blog will be food, I also want it to be a community of support and advice for other type 1 families that are navigating through life with diabetes.
I truly believe that each one of us connected to diabetes was called and chosen for our roles. It is certainly not an easy role, but take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in the battle.