Todd & I had more training today and we learned how to do the insulin injections (previously we'd learned how to test his blood sugar). Turns out it is really quite simple. They have these pens that you just dial out the amount and then voila! (Sometimes you have to mix 2 types of insulin and that is a little trickier but takes no longer then having to peel an apple).
Todd & I even practiced giving needles (with saline) on each other. Tomas thought it was funny that we were poking each other - turns out it really doesn't hurt.
We also met the dietitian today. She was awesome - and provided a huge relief for me. Turns out that the so-called Diabetes Diet no longer exists. We just need to count carbohydrates and he has a range of total carbs that each meal/snack should meet. We went over what he eats on a typical day and she pretty much said he could maintain the status quo.
We asked about McDonalds and could he eat there? The dietitian said "What do you eat at McDonalds, Tomas?" He replied "A plain cheeseburger and an apple with dip". The dietitian said "Oh, well, that's just a sandwich and a fruit. That's well within your range of carbs."
She went onto talk about how if he has a birthday party or some other occasion when he eats more or when he eats at a different time then we just adjust the insulin. AND she has been a diabetic since she was 14 so she speaks from first hand experience.
A funny story: Grandma and Tomas were playing 'twirly' hockey (you know the little table where you turn the posts - kinda like a mini-foosball table). Anyway, Grandma was getting whooped and said to Tomas "What wimpy team do I have?" Tomas deadpanned "The Flames".