Proper meals & snacks

By roxy<3tim Latest Reply 2013-02-27 03:26:56 -0600
Started 2013-01-29 17:06:40 -0600

My boyfriend was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 13, he is now 28. He only eats about 2 meals / day and maybe 1 snack. He says he isn't hungry enough to eat 3 meals / day or snacks in between. What is a healthy meal schedule? Oh and in the past 2 weeks he has been low, both times cramping in his legs. He says it's no big deal, but I really worry about him. He NOW is testing regularly but I'm really trying to understand how I can get him to eat right and test right. Any help and suggestions would be great!! Thanks!!

6 replies

Fefe12 2013-02-27 03:26:56 -0600 Report

Hate to tell you this but its his disease not yours. He has to own it and take care of it. The best you can do is read up on it as much as you can and if your the one doing the cooking then I'm sure he will eat it. It may mean changing your diet also but eatnig healthy is for all of us.

MrsCDogg 2013-01-31 10:33:19 -0600 Report

I know it's hard to deal with but you CAN'T get him to do anything. He has to be the one who wants to change.

KyleCoats 2013-01-30 16:01:16 -0600 Report

If he's healthy and happy with hus routine then leave him alone. He's probably pretty good at controlling his diabetes and a couple of lows a week is not unusual.

jayabee52 2013-01-29 17:53:11 -0600 Report

May I suggest that he eat smaller meals and eat the same food he would have eaten as bigger meals only spread out further apart? Others have eaten the same volume and have spread it out over 5 or 6 meals. That way he always has food in his stomach to digest. The only time then he may go low would be possibly when he is sleeping. To combat lows overnight he should have a snack of protein (like peanut butter) on a complex carbohydrate.

Since he is 28 he is past the hormonal changes of the adolescent years, and perhaps you both should get with his Dr and work out his carb to insulin ratio again and readjust it so he does not go low.