To Eat or Not To Eat

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To Eat or Not To Eat

Last night my husband and I went over to my brother’s, so we could see my niece before leaving for her senior prom. My husband is very protective of our niece and had to make sure her dress was appropriate (haha).  We all rode over in my brother’s van to a local park where all the couples and their parents were meeting for pictures. I have to say my niece was beautiful…the best in the group (I might be a little bias). I had to choke back tears as I wished my mom was there to see her.   

Here’s the dilemma… based on how long it took last year I ate a snack which would hold me until 7 pm.  The original plan was to go out to eat after the pictures but after the pictures my niece’s boyfriend’s parents invited us over for cocktails.   We arrived at their house around 6:30.  Around 7:30 I had to go ahead and eat some of a granola bar that I kept in my purse.  Because there was no food and all of us were sitting around the kitchen table I tried to be as discreet as possible breaking off pieces in my purse.  It was around 8:15 when we left.  Once we got into the van my brother asked where we wanted to go to dinner.  My husband said ask your sister because she needed to eat about an hour ago. I said I was OK because I ate some of my granola bar but the closest restaurant would be fine. He told me next time to speak-up and let them know we needed to go eat.   

Ever been in this situation?  What did you do?   Should I have spoken-up?   What do you say…Excuse me I’m diabetic and I need to leave to go eat dinner before my blood sugar drops?   Perhaps I should have taken out the granola bar and asked if anyone would care if I ate in front of them?  Would have been different if we drove our own car or if they had appetizers with the cocktails.  I guess I take for granted that my family should know all the ins and outs of diabetes.