On May 14th and 15th, the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo comes to Chicago! As an attendee the last two years, I cannot even wait to be a sponsored blogger this year.
Now, you may ask why I am so darn excited. The answer is simple: not reading labels is a wonderful feeling. Everything at the expo is 100% gluten free, and most are free of additional allergens (which are labeled on the tables themselves, making life super easy!) Additionally, there is an entire half of the expo hall for nut free items, so children and adults with severe nut allergies can safely take part. You’ll leave the expo loaded with goodies (usually tons of sample sizes perfect for packing lunches!) and coupons for your favorites, old and new!
As you can imagine, I usually spend the whole day roaming the hall munching on samples of old favorites and newbie products. Such an eating situation poses quite the challenge for a type 1 diabetic, and I personally decide not to read labels for carbs at the expo (seeing that it is the only time I can ever go anywhere without eating labels of every food that goes in my mouth). So, the last two years I’ve been on the pump and have set temp rates and done little boluses every hour or so, accepting the not-so-ideal outcome that needs attention when I return to the car. My first year I was on shots, which meant some larger fast-acting injections about 3 times throughout the day. Let me tell you– a CGM is glorious for days like these. But, it won’t be a perfect science, and the expo is worth it for me!
Are you ready to enter GFAF wonderland next month with a tote bag in hand to fill with endless goodies to take home? Well, you’re in luck! Not only can you get 30% off tickets until 4/13 (and 20% until 5/13) but I’m giving away 3 one-day tickets to the expo!
Come meet me at the expo and I promise a big hug awaits you.
Check out all the excitement by using #GFAFExpo on Twitter/Instagram or go to facebook.com/gfafxpo
To purchase tickets: Go to goo.gl/I0WZLo and enter promo code EARLYBIRD (until 4/13) or ADVANCE (until 5/13)
To enter the giveaway: enter via the Rafflecopter below! I’ll draw the winners on Monday, April 11th (so you can still buy early bird tickets! 🙂 )
Take it easy, but take it.
PS- Here’s me at the last expo!