Meal Planning for Children with Type 1 Diabetes


Meal Planning for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

When you have a child with type 1 diabetes, it's easy to get carried away with the idea of ​​a diabetic diet. In reality, your child's dietary needs are no different than a child's who does not have diabetes. There are certain considerations to keep in mind, and understanding the carbohydrate content in food is possibly the most important. There are 3 main nutrients in foods: fats, proteins and carbohydrates. These essential nutrients affect blood glucose in different ways. Fats: Fat typically does not break down into sugar in your blood, and in small amounts, it does not affect your blood glucose levels. Proteins: Protein does not affect blood glucose unless you eat more than your body needs. Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates affect your blood glucose more than any other nutrient. All carbohydrates in food become sugar in the blood, and get into the blood at a much faster rate than fats and proteins. For people with type 1 diabetes, knowing the amount of carbohydrate in the food they eat is essential.

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