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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

I’m a school nurse with a student who has type 1. The child’s diet consists mainly of simple carbohydrates. How can get him to change his diet? I am worried about long term damage.

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If he does not have diabetes, why does my son behave aggressively when he eats sugary foods? Is it harmful to give him food containing artificial sweeteners?

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Where can I get a list of “free foods” appropriate for a teenaged boy?

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Since I have had to cut down drastically on sugar, I would like to know if I can substitute honey for sugar in some things or is honey the same as sugar?

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Does lactose in milk cause an increase in blood sugar?

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I learned recently that TGIFriday’s does not provide nutritional information. What can be done to change it so that ALL restaurants have to have nutritional information on hand?

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I’ve been dieting, consuming protein shakes and bars. My blood sugar is slightly higher afterwards, more than when I eat regular foods. Why is this? Does the body “pull” sugar from somewhere else when we don’t eat many carbohydrates?

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For people with type 1, is it safe to consume stevia?

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My 10 year old son is still “honeymooning”. I have a good idea how much his blood sugar will be lowered by an amount of insulin. If he wants to eat birthday cake and ice cream in addition to dinner, how can we determine about how much his blood sugar will go up with the extra carbs? Our pediatric endocrinologist could not give any kind of “formula” to figure out how much, although I know there must be one.

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My brother is 16 and was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 13. He is on Novo Nordisk’s PenMix 30. He is a successful football player and has two games a week. What is the desired calorie amount for him to take before a game? Is it okay if he eats honey or chocolate as much as he wants before a game?

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