There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes but you can treat it and keep it under control. One of main goals of managing diabetes in relation to diet are to;
keep you blood glucose levels as near as possible to normal by balancing food intake with medication and activity. This is sometimes referred to as Medical Nutrition Therapy.
The key eating patterns are
1. Eating; non-starchy vegetables such as Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, mushrooms, tomatoes ..to name a few!
2. Minimising added sugars ; sugary drinks, sweetened breakfast cereals, sweet sauces , frozen treats. ( And I don’t mean the film), and refined grains such as white flour, white rice and white bread.
3. Choose instead whole foods over processed foods.
Here is a tasty whole foods breakfast choice to try; Quinoa Porridge.
Anna listens to what the client would like to eat and thinks carefully about what will meet that brief and their dietary needs. But always it is about enjoying life to the fullest possibility!
A friend recently told me how she persuaded her daughter to eat peas by calling them ‘eyeballs’. “Eat like an animal”, she said one day. Suddenly the vegetables became body parts and she watched them disappear. Family dinners don’t have to be a battleground. There is no standard for turning food into fingers or brains. But here some ideas;
Tomato sauce is always useful as ‘blood’
Carrots are ‘noses’ or stalks can be ‘fingers’.
Sausages are ‘legs’, peas and mash are ‘brains’.
Spaghetti is ’hair’, patties are ‘faces’, and corn is ‘teeth’.