Having a hungry child with high blood sugar can be a compromising position to parent to. If you have a child with diabetes, I'm sure you've been in this pickle before, too.
I've found that rather than withholding food from a hungry child, looking for healthy options is a great place to start. There are low carb selections to tide your child over while you're waiting for the insulin on board to kick in.
Keeping a few of these diabetic-friendly snack options on the ready is always a good idea. They have a minimal impact on glucose, while taming the beast of hunger and high blood sugar. They would also be great options for adults, if you're someone who has diabetes yourself.
Say "Yes!" to a snack. Here are some ideas — with portion control in mind — to give you a head start.
Low-Carb Snack Ideas
- Raspberries and blackberries are low carb fruits; they are also high in fiber
- Almonds, walnuts, peanuts
- Egg or tuna salad
- Kale chips
- Edamame, fresh or dried (pre-packaged)
- Celery with peanut butter
- Pumpkin seeds
- Carrot, celery, jicama, bell pepper, or radishes with ranch
- Apple slices with thinly sliced parmesan or almond/ peanut butter
- Grapes (1 gram of carbs a piece), cheese and veggie plate
- Popsicles can be a very low carb treat, and are also a plus in the hydration department