Recently we learned that a some of our humans were diabetics. At first we were terrified! Mayhem ran straight for our office to grab the flea & tick medicine. I remained calm though… While M rifled through our supply drawer, flinging toy mice and treats everywhere, I calmly climbed up on the desk and began to Google. A few moments on the net and I discovered our error. I called to M who was balanced on the back of one of our human’s chairs, trying to apply flea & tick medicine to the back of his neck. Thanks to my quick Googleing, we learned that diabetics are NOT giant ticks. Whew! ‘Cause if they were, M and I were doomed!
According to Google (who is all knowing) diabetics have trouble balancing their blood sugar. If left unchecked it can cause all sorts of health problems (it can even effect cats!). We contacted our Veterinarian (hug a vet!) right away who suggested that we change our humans kibble and cut out the extra treats. Blood tests would help us see if our humans would need insulin shots as well. Unfortunatly, we are not allowed out of the office and we doubted we could get our humans to go to the vet on their own! So we decided that we would have to start offering our humans healthier food choices.
So we clicked away from Google and went to our second favorite source of all knowledge….. Pinterest!
On Pinterest we saw a number of other humans making salads in jars…. rabbit food is totally healthy!
You will need:
- a mason jar
- lettuce (go for organic and get the fancy multi colored kind!)
- dressing of your choice (watch the sugars!) the girl used raspberry poppyseed
- blueberries (which fruits are safe for diabetics? American Diabetes Association)
- carrots, shredded
- fetta cheese (blue would be yummie too!)
- dried cranberries
- pecans, chopped
Dressing first, then the shredded carrots. The carrots kind of marinate in the dressing and really soak up the flavor. Next go the berries, then the cheese… you want to keep the lettuce from touching the dressing or it will get slimy (ick), smash in the lettuce and top with a sprinkle of chopped pecan for crunch.
One huge con: we can’t get the jars open by ourselves…. when the girl brings things in plastic we can usually throw them off the desk and the lids pop right off! The jars are not paw-friendly… but the girl said that the jar did seem keep her salad extra cold.
One human on Pinterest said that these salads would survive six days in the jars. We can’t vouch for that yet, the girl ate all hers before the six days were up…. We’ll let you know if we can keep her out of them long enough.
We also found this awesome recipe from the Sugar-Free Mom for Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal. Muffins! Our humans love muffins! Check out Sugar-Free Mom’s blog for this and other great sugar-free / human-friendly recipes!
Remember, if you don’t take care of your humans they certainly won’t take care of themselves! Learn more about how to care for your diabetic human at the American Diabetes Association.
We’d love to hear from you! Lend us a paw and send us your human / diabetic friendly recipes!