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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

My nine year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes seven years ago. We are currently living overseas and do not have access to a dietitian to review what his meal plan. What is a general diet for an active nine year old who weighs 62 pounds?

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I’m told to have an evening snack, but I don’t quite understand the effect of the snack since if I do or don’t have an evening snack my A.M. fasting is really the same. So what purpose is the evening snack really serving, I’d rather not have the additional calories?

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Just about 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. If I go to a party and I know they are having cake and ice cream, how will I know how much insulin to give myself?

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My 5 1/2 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2 years ago. He is under excellent control. However, we find ourselves very frustrated by his eating habits. He is still extremely picky and eats very slowly. Are we dealing with a control issue here?

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Can you please make some suggestions as to some “portable” protein exchanges for my 10 year old Godson?

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I have a 3 year and 9 month old daughter that has diabetes and goes to daycare. The daycare provider will not let my daughter have the same thing that the rest of the kids eat. She keeps telling my daughter that she has diabetes and that you can not eat that.

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My 6 year old son was diagnosed this past year. My concern right now is the stomach aches and headaches he has been complaining of lately. I have been reading up on aspartame. Is it possible this is hurting him? What is aspartame and why is it in everything dietetic?

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I have diabetes and I am a vegetarian. My cholesterol is high. I need a vegetarian menu — no meat, no fish, no fowl and low fat.

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My 2 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 two months ago. He averages 6 units before breakfast, and 2 units before dinner of NPH. When he drinks cow’s milk, I notice it increases his blood sugar. Is it correct? What should I give my son instead of cow’s milk?

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We have asked the parents of a new child in our daycare to fill out how much the child is allowed to eat, but we were told us it didn’t really matter, and we are becoming very concerned about this because his blood sugar readings have been very low. Can you recommend some way of us to measure and be sure he is getting the right amount of food?

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