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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

I am an 18 year old with type 1 diabetes diagnosed two months ago, and I used to drink alcohol about once a month, but haven’t since my release from the hospital. My sugar is now under good control, and I am leaving for college in two weeks. Could I safely have four beers at night?

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I have a really hard time teaching my four and a half year old son (diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago) the importance of eating all the food I serve him. We have to fight about it on a daily basis, and we are both getting very frustrated. He often gets low, but that still doesn’t change his eating habits!

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My son is almost seven, and there is diabetes is on his maternal side so I refuse to let him have sugar snacks or drinks like Gatorade, power drinks, and soda. I believe water is best for hydration, but I’ve been told he needs electrolyte balance. Please advise.

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What foods are slowly absorbed so as not to spike blood sugar levels for a middle-aged person with type 1 diabetes?

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My daughter is in Kindergarten and needs easy snacks that will travel to school.

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My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with diabetes less than a month ago. She is on a carb counting diet. Yesterday, we went to the diabetes clinic for the first time, and the dietitian was frustrated with the variety of food I am giving my daughter. I thought the point of counting carbs was the flexibility it gives, and that as long as I keep the carbs within the specified range, my daughter could have a variety of foods.

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My boyfriend is type 1 (for 30 years). He eats within a half hour of the 6 P.M. jab and will have a small snack before midnight. He insists he cannot eat out later in the evening as it doesn’t fit with this routine. Is there any way to alter this routine?

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I am 35 years old and in my third trimester of pregnancy. My question is, is it safe to use “Equal” and if so how much? I really enjoy sugar and cream in my coffee in the morning.

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Our 18 month old child is a lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and likes avocados. How much carb and protein do they contain?

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My two year old daughter was diagnosed five months ago with type 1 diabetes. Short of avoiding family get-togethers and parties, I am not sure what to do to avoid difficult situations for our little one. She isn’t quite old enough to understand why all of the other kids are eating goodies and she can’t. Do you have any tips on surviving the holidays?

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