Kassandra & JASON
Five-year-old Lettii was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in June last year. Parents Jason and Kassandra Davis and their four children have been on quite a journey since then.
Kass tells us that managing the diabetic’s lifestyle is a daily challenge. There is continual search for foods where the carb count is appropriately low, but the quantity big enough to be a decent meal; always in the hope of using less insulin. Our team at Lupins for Life was delighted to get her feedback after Jason took some of our product home:
“I honestly cannot thank you enough, your product has and will change our lifestyle dramatically. As Jason would have mentioned, our 5 year old daughter, Lettii was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in June last year and, being such a delicate balance of insulin and mostly carbohydrate intake, Lupin has opened so many doors for our girl to enjoy more and be able to eat more sustainable meals with less insulin and less chance of going into hyperglycemia.
The ability to enjoy a piece of cake and not have the worry of the hyperglycemia that follows and the need for a good bump of insulin for correction. The ability to enjoy a piece of crumbed fish without having to guess the units needed to address the hyper from the crumb itself...”
Jason and Kassandra’s other 3 children - Tahi (16), Isabellah (9) and Cody (3) - also enjoy the Lupins for Life products in their daily diet. Kass says she uses the Lupins for Life lupin flour the most as it’s used in a vast majority of foods that diabetics can’t usually enjoy without stress. She makes a “basic vanilla cake using LFL flour, adds baking powder to create self-raising and replaces the sugar with a sweetener granule... no spikes, no corrections, no hyper's and no extra meal bolus”.
Kass and Jason have been advocating for education about Type 1 Diabetes since September 2018 and continue to do so through their Lettii's Love social platforms. They share information with other parents who look for ways to rework diabetic lifestyles. They are sharing the success they’ve had with the Lupins for Life products, “telling others that you are there, your product is there, and it is literally exactly what we have been looking for”.
Check out #lettilove for more about Lettii and her journey.
Note: Lupins for Life are the only company in Australia that use the Sweet White (Albus) lupin – a better tasting and more nutritious lupin.