Saturday, April 2, 2011

HAWMC Day 2

Today's prompt: Word of the Day Post! Go to dictionary.com and write a post inspired by their WOTD – or grab a dictionary (or any book) from your book shelf, open to a page and write about that word. Can you link the word to your condition somehow?

Dictionary.com WOTD is...

unctuous

\ UNGK-choo-us \ , adjective;
1.Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
2.Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
3.Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.
 
I am choosing to use definition number one. Thinking fatty, oily, greasy. I can definitely apply this to Type One Diabetes.
 
People with Type One Diabetes (or any people, Diabetic or not, really) should consume a limited amount of unctuous foods. Foods containing fat and oil tend to slow down the absorption of the food eaten and in turn cause the blood sugar to rise slower and then spike hours after consumption. 
 
Examples of foods that can cause this blood sugar spike are PIZZA and ICE CREAM. Those are two foods where WE see a problem with blood sugar.
 
Unctuous.  



*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*

1 comment:

Roselady said...

Fun post and good info.

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