Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Birmingham, England:

My son was diagnosed in February 2006 and is only now starting to come out of the honeymoon period. Therefore, he is experiencing quite a few highs. We have advice on how to treat these but wondered if there were any foods that we can give our son that will not affect his blood sugar. I feel bad when he says he is really hungry, but I am reluctant to give him anything when he is already high and shouldn't really snack until a little later on.


The good news is that, typically, the hunger will subside once blood sugars normalize. It is quite normal for your son to be hungry right now until appropriate insulin doses are adjusted. In the meantime, some free foods include: sugar free gelatin, sugar free popsicles, sugar free beverages, small amounts of non-starchy vegetables (celery sticks, broccoli, salad, etc.). Occasionally, small amounts of lean protein can be worked in between meals or snacks to alleviate hunger. Some good items include: part skim mozzarella cheese sticks, turkey or roast beef rolled up, a couple tablespoons of peanut butter, a handful of nuts. Since your son is growing, I advise you not withhold food due to high blood sugars, but instead offer the above foods. In growing kids, insulin doses should be adjusted around food rather than food being adjusted around insulin dosages.


Original posting 8 Nov 2006
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:10
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.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.