Q and I were at the mall and I stopped into a bakery to ask for a donation for a fundraiser we were working on. Of course they had an entire case of elaborately decorated cookies and Q wanted one for her afternoon snack.
Since it was a chain bakery, I thought they might just have nutrition information for the sweets we selected.
When I asked, the woman said with a smile that I was supposed to appreciate, but did not, “I baked these without calories.”
I replied, “I actually need the carb count. I mean I actually really do need the carb count, not the calories.”
Most people assume when I ask for the information that I need it for myself and that I’m on a diet (which I should be!) or that I need calories. But people with diabetes have a much easier time figuring out how much insulin to give themselves (or their child) if they could just see the label.
People are well-meaning, as is illustrated by this woman’s comment, but they just don’t get it.