Type 1 and awful diet

By ryazmom@tampabay.rr.com Latest Reply 2015-02-27 12:27:40 -0600
Started 2010-06-23 19:44:06 -0500

My 19 yr old was Dx @ age 16 type 1.
His honeymoon is Finally over! But, his numbers are all over the board. He DOES NOT eat fruits or veggies of ANY kind. He needs some serious help with his diet choices.

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Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-27 12:27:40 -0600 Report

I put my veggies in a egg muffin. I cut the veggies up and mix with eggs and a pinch of cheese and put in the muffin tin and bake. They are really yummy hope this helps just a little bit.

RAYT721 2010-06-23 20:29:58 -0500 Report

You can slip veggies into the diet without having to have them sitting on the side of the plate. You can puree the good stuff into pasta sauce and cut finely into casseroles. Be creative!!! What about sugar free banana or zucchini bread or fruit muffins (ala splenda). You can cook with fruits and veggies without them sitting on the plate. Make sure he takes multi vitamins and things like that for extra nutrition. Have him look into low sugar protein drinks and bars like the Atkins bars. It's important for diabetics and non-diabetics to get a balance of carbs, fat and protein. Watch out for sodium, preservatives, trans fats, and other "yucky" stuff. Keep a journal of things we does like so you (and he) can get a running menu plan with the best of the best to refer to. Other than that, there's not much you can do with an adult child. Grounding a 19 year old doesn't work well.

kdroberts 2010-06-23 19:52:43 -0500 Report

Actually, not eating fruits is both a good and bad thing. Most fruits are high in sugar so need to be taken into consideration when taking insulin, but on the flip side they contain a lot of good things as well. Some diabetics avoid pretty much all fruit and a lot of starchy vegetables completely. Some don't.

Is your son tyring to manage things or is he not bothered?

ryazmom@tampabay.rr.com 2010-06-24 16:24:45 -0500 Report

He is trying. Recently he has had such high BS that he don't eat! period. Next week we go to the Endo and see about maybe a pump would be an option for him. Besides his diet and numbers, he hardly has any where left to poke himself.

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