So clearly I’ve been sporadically mia over the last few months……..I’m finally starting to settle back in from what feels like the longest battle with keeping my head above water with my schoolwork and helping my mother manage her health.
A few days before Christmas, my mother was hospitalized with a mountain of medical concerns among the worst of her issues was diabetes. Diabetes in itself with diet, exercise, monitoring and healthy lifestyle choices is a manageable disease. Though in my mother’s case, you can’t manage what you don’t know about.
When she was first admitted to the intensive care unit, it was because her blood sugar levels were immeasurable, they were so high that the system literally could not read them. The digital read merely read 999………if you know even just a little about diabetes, you know that, that is not good.
It was a whirlwind of touch and go, even with an insulin IV drip; her doctors could not get her blood sugar levels to stabilize. A day, turned into a week, a week turned into a month. I can’t even tell you how long she was there before finally with a well-controlled diet and a plethora of medication adjustments she was stable and ready to go home, under the conditions that she have a nurse and heavy-duty nutritional in-servicing.
Mom is pretty disciplined so the nutritional training went well as did her round the clock blood sugar checks…poor thing were starting to look like a pin cushion.
Her biggest frustration was the constant guess work of portion control. I’m not sure why no one thought to mention to her the idea of a kitchen food scale. Even I didn’t think to bring it up and use my own scale constantly. After working so hard on my health and trying to eat better, I can’t believe that a scale wasn’t the first thing I made sure she had…..duh!
Portion control, measuring, carb counting, and sugar calculation is a diabetics key to health…and let’s face it, measuring is just not quite so accurate when your only tool is a small measuring cup.In the quest to help mom get on the right track, I turned to the same place I always turn when I need weight and measurement support – EatSmart, of course.
I’ve been measuring my own family’s meals with my EatSmart Precision Retro scale for just at a year and swear I don’t remember life without it. With as hectic as I feel I have really enjoyed easy measuring and cleanup. So when it came to mom, it was a no-brainer that I again relied on EatSmart to meet her more specific needs.
For mom, we went with the digital variety – The EatSmartPrecision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale w/ 15 lb. Capacity and Stainless SteelPlatform scale to be exact….once again, EatSmart did not disappoint.
Not only is the scale stylish but it’s perfect for mom’s new everyday tasks. She is able to weigh her food with exact ounce, pound, gram and kilogram precision but she can count calories with it too, how’s that for keeping ya straight?
The platform is an extra durable stainless steel, which like my own retro version is really easy to clean. The platform is plenty big enough to handle food alone or even larger mixing bowls.
The one feature that mom really appreciates is the large backlit LCD display and the scale’s ability to subtract the weight of any containers that she may be using to store her foods. It has a multi-item weight capability so that she can weigh out several items in a row ….all up to 15 pounds.
Her scale included a free Calorie Factors Booklet, which reiterates some of the education that she has received in terms of her nutritional intake and serves as a quick reference for her, that all but removes the guess work of calorie counting and proper portion control.
The modern design is pretty sheik… consistent, clear, concise, easy to read, stylish and yes, I’m a little bias, I do after all have a houseful of EatSmart tools for keeping me straight. But this one is pretty sharp looking and I’m actually kinda jealous :0)
Above all, like all EatSmart products, it comes with a 100% EatSmart Satisfaction Guarantee. This pledge ensures that every item purchased from EatSmart, regardless of retailer, meets your high standards—or you can return it for a replacement or refund.
The keep yourself straight, healthy habit reinforcing peeps at EatSmart have generously offered one Lucky Lucy a EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity!
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