National Diabetes Month & Sweet Freedom

This is a sponsored post by Blue Bunny Ice Cream. All opinions are 100% mine.


November is National Diabetes Month, and it’s very near and dear to my heart. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since my darling little boy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He was in kindergarten, and had just turned six years old–it seems like yesterday and forever ago all at the same time.

 What a roller coaster it’s been! A couple of weeks ago, we visited the town in Michigan where we lived for many years. We happened to also visit The Diabetes Center where we received our very first training all those years ago, and the memories just came flooding back.  I also realized just how far we had come, and how much we have learned in the process.

I’ve picked up some tricks-of-the-trade along the way, and found products that have made life so much easier…and sweeter.  Watching what you eat, and counting every carbohydrate is essential when you’re diabetic, so finding yummy and delicous treats that are also low in carbs are a pretty big deal. The Sweet Freedom products by Blue Bunny are a HUGE favorite in our house, and not just with Ryan–everyone is a fan!  They have Ryan’s favorite kind of ice cream, and I LOVE that I can buy him something yummy and not have to worry.

And I love them for me too! I’m not diabetic, but I do try to watch what I eat.  I have a major sweet tooth, and being able to indulge without the guilt is worth a lot.  My absolutely favorites of all the Sweet Freedom ice cream treats are these…

Can I just tell you how FABULOUS they are? 100 calories and 2 grams of sugar and packed with flavor, and seriously so good. If you’re watching your sugar intake, and still want to enjoy a treat every now and then, give Blue Bunny’s Sweet Freedom products a try!

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  1. Great story. I know EXACTLY what you mean. I was a gestational diabetic! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Great post, I love how they have more sugar free options now! My twin brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2. We are now 26! It was a blessing that he was diagnosed at such a young age, he doesn’t know any different; however it was a burden on my parents, because no one wants to hold down their 2 year old son to give him a shot. But we got through it. I am sure you can relate! My mom was great about informing all his teachers and friend about his disease. All of our class mates ended up being intrigued by this condition. They always wanted to watch him test his blood and give himself a shot. As being his twin, diabetes was apart of me as well, Its so near to my heart because of that.

    1. Rana,

      Oh my goodness, 2 years old is so little! Yes, I can definitely relate. It sounds like your brother has a lot of great support and wonderful family, which makes such a huge difference. I can see why it’s near and dear to your heart as well. It’s quite a journey, isn’t it? Thanks so much for your comment, I so appreciate it! xoxo

  3. we love Blue Bunny, too…
    My little boy has a gastric condition that only allows him to have 40 grams of fat a day…. the average serving of ice cream would eat about 1/2 that allowance in one cup..
    Blue Bunny makes several low fat/ no fat options and frozen yogurt, too…. its nice to be able to have “normal” treats in the house for him : -)
    however, I’m pretty sure I would hide those salted caramel pops for myself!

    1. Leanne, I love that Blue Bunny can help so many different people for different dietary requirements. I agree–it’s so wonderful to be able to give them “normal” treats. And for sure–the salted caramel pops you’ll want to keep for yourself. :) xoxo

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