Unitl recently I thought Mr. T ate as much as he needed and wanted until I saw him attack the buffet breakfast at the hotel we were staying in when we were in Bangkok.
Well, Mr. T was truly like a child in a candy store, going back and forth between our table and serving isles with plates full of different food each time.
Fruit (melons, dragon fruit, dried fruit, etc) 25g
French toast (as if I do not make it at home); 3 pcs French loaf 30g
Pan fried snapper 0g
Bowl of rice with soy 40g
Waffle with maple syrup (only a quarter of a waffle, phew !) 30g
Glass of milk 12g
And another one 12g
GRAND TOTAL 137g
On a regular day Mr T eats between 40 and 60gr of carbs for breakfast, but I guess, he can fit in a few more as he has demonstrated that morning. Having seen him eating so much made me wonder if I was underfeeding him at home. I even went as far as thinking my cooking was not as nice as the hotels’. (I am sure it is not, but I will never admit that publicly !)
With the insulin pump, it was easy to keep up insulin flow to match the coming carbs. We bolused every time new plate was cleaned. Even if Mr T was still on pens I would let him have a feast. I would bolus for the first lot of food he chose and then I would bolus again for the rest of the carbs once he has finished eating.
As the days of our stay in that hotel went by, the novelty of a buffet set up – eat as much as you want, began to taper off.
By the time our last day arrived he had chosen to revert to his usual 60gr of carbs, but this time made of milk and a bowl of rice.
A slightly weird selection of food for breakfast, but that is beside the point.