My three and a half year old daughter, who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, refuses to follow a regular diet pattern and doesn't want to consume high fiber foods. She is fond of sweets and always wants ice cream, chocolates, and other sweets. Please help me out. Although this must be a very common question, I really need your advice.
In addition to following the general advice using the Food Guide Pyramid, I would suggest avoiding simple sugars (ice cream and various other sweets) although occasionally having a sweet as a treat is okay. Visiting with a dietitian who has experience in treating kids with diabetes would be beneficial for you.
[Editor's comment: Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace by Betty Brackenridge and Richard Rubin a great reference for managing a toddler with diabetes. SS]
Original posting 24 Sep 2002
Posted to Behavior
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:38
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.