Overwhelmed father

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-09-11 14:16:51 -0500
Started 2013-08-28 08:44:49 -0500

My son Liam is 2yrs old and was diagnosed with type 1 last wed. We have been everything the drs have told us but are having a lot of trouble with his diet. Can anyone give me any advice on things that a 2yr old might actually eat. Also a little confused on wether or not carb are required to be in his meals at all to sustain good lasting bs or if its ok for him just to eat proteins. Any advise would be appreciated this is all new to me and I'm feeling very overwhelmed.


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Armourer
Armourer 2013-09-11 14:16:51 -0500 Report

Get appointment with dietitian asap! I've read that carbs are needed for our brains, and especially since he is just beginning the process. The important thing is to make sure he learns to make the right choices, and being so young that means you need to set the example. A good friend of my wife has a son who is type 1 and he has learned to just up this med if he eats something bad, he hasn't learned to make the right choice.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2013-08-29 03:23:30 -0500 Report

I would make an apt with a diabetic nutritionist as soon as possible. They are a great support, and can give you lots of information. The good thing is you have the opportunity to teach your child to eat right without many bad habits to brake. Remember the body needs carbs. Its the fuel we run on and cant live without. Please try to keep him off of sweets as much as possible. Don't turn to the fake sweetners. they are not good for you and doesn't train the taste buds to go without. Don't teach him to compensate his insulin because of whats hes eating. He will learn that on his own. Keep some things that are not important off his diet, like bread, fruit juices. Keep all fruit whole and learn to make "sandwiches" on things other than bread. Peanut butter is great on apples, tuna salad on huge black olives, just stuff them. Everyone in the household should try and eat more healthy it will help in the long run. You don't want him to feel like hes missing anything so make the household a safe place. Train him to make good food choices. You will find that many in this world are against being healthy so don't look for any help there. Make sure his friends moms are aware of what he cant eat and not to make a big deal about it. Just take it one day at a time The more comfortable you are the more comfortable he will be. Good luck.

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