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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

A competitive gymnast, my daughter did not feel well and was out of energy during her second event at a recent meet. What should she eat to ensure she has enough energy?

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Where can I find a complete list of low glycemic foods? How bad is it if my son eats cereal every day?

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I am a school nurse with a first grader with type 1. Although I understand carbohydrate counting, can insulin be abused by allowing too many carbohydrates? Shouldn’t parents opt for reduced sugar jellies and such?

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What are some healthy snacks of 12 to 15 grams of carbohydrates? I am looking for alternatives for two students, one of whom is allergic to peanuts.

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Having taught her that fruit is a healthy food, my daughter wants fruit as her snacks, but it makes her blood sugar high. Is there something else I could give her? She will not eat vegetables.

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Just diagnosed, my two-year-old has been put on a 1200 calorie diet, including one egg daily. How will this affect her cholesterol? Her blood sugars are still elevated. What do you advise?

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Is it important to limit the amount of sugar and junk food a child with diabetes has? Why or why not? What are the side effects?

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How can I help lower my grandson’s risk for getting type 2 diabetes?

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For someone with type 1, what are the consequences of drinking regular Coca Cola? Is it better to have it with a healthy food?

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Do you recommend that diabetics take Vitamin E? I heard it may decrease the risk of atherosclerosis.

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