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There Is Such A Thing As A Type 1 Diabetes Diet Plan

Author : Venkata Krishnan Rajagopalan


If you have diabetes, be sure you know which type you have, otherwise a Type 1 diabetes diet plan may not be necessary for you. Type 1 diabetes is the rarer of the two types. It is still an imbalance of your blood sugar levels due to lack of natural insulin production. You still need to monitor your blood sugar levels and take any medication as prescribed. You will also need a Type 1 diabetes diet plan.

For Adults

You do not have to follow a specific "Type 1 diabetes diet plan". But there are things you can do to help manage your diabetes through food. Eat at regular times. Eat breakfast. Go on a low fat diet (which everyone should do, diabetic or not). Fat can slow down your digestion rates, as well as raise your cholesterol. And keep in mind that carbohydrates will turn to sugar in your blood. Keep track of how many carbohydrates you have in a day and spread them out instead of eating a day's ration all at once. Carbohydrates are clearly marked on all nutrition labels. Carbohydrates usually clear the bloodstream in two hours after you eat them - unless there is a lot of fat slowing them down. You need at least 45g of carbohydrates per meal. If your meal has more than 5g of fiber, you need to subtract the amount of fiber grams from the carbohydrate grams in order to know how many carbs you are really eating. Check your blood sugar levels before you eat and 2 hours after to be sure you are still okay.

Teens

Your Type 1 diabetes diet plan is nearly identical to the recommendations for the adults' Type 1 diabetes plan. Be active every day. Be sure to choose more whole grain and higher sources to eat when you can. Fiber can also help you to feel full. Space smaller meals throughout the day rather than eat three huge meals. Get into the habit of taking you blood sugar levels regularly. It won't gross your friends out. In fact, they will most likely be happy to help remind you to check your blood sugar levels. Teach your most trusted friends the first signs of diabetic shock, in case you get too distracted by the demands of teen life to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. And be sure to take your medication and insulin as instructed.

Children

A child's Type 1 diabetes diet plan also follows the adult guidelines. For parents feeding their kids, make sure to pay special attention to the amount of carbs they eat per meal. Make sure they eat breakfast. A good "rule of three" for meals should be a third of protein, a third of carbohydrates and a third fruit or vegetables.

Infants

Guardians of infants with Type 1 diabetes can follow the same advice as for Children.


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