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What to avoid with type 1 diabetes?

My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. What to avoid with type 1 diabetes?

1 Answer

The fewer carbohydrates she eats, the less insulin she will need, so starches (bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, and others) and sugars (candy, sweets, cakes, and even some fruits) should be minimized. A dietitian who specializes in Type 1 and children's diets should be consulted.
But perhaps more important is the AVOIDANCE OF HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar). This happens if too much insulin is used. You should become an expert in diagnosing and treating this problem.