Diet of type 1 diabetes

Common Questions and Answers about Diet of type 1 diabetes


Avatar f tn Type 1 diabetics can eat what everyone else can eat as long as they eat in conjunction with proper insulin. However, they should consume a healthy diet, of slow digesting carbohydrates. Things like pastries will raise his blood sugar quickly, and could cause him to go high if hes not careful, not to mention the other negative aspects of that style of eating.
Avatar n tn I assume you get regularly tested for thyroid to make sure that isn't the cause of your weight gain and you don't need an adjustment in thyroid meds. Insulin doesn't make people gain weight, though sometimes people lose weight when initially diagnosed with very high numbers and when their blood sugar gets under control they continue eating the same way and gain weight. Another cause of weight gain in Type 1's is insulin resistance.
Avatar f tn My daughter was diagnosised with Type 1 Diabetes Aug 2008. We have learned how to inject insulin and check her blood sugar numbers. We keep her on a pretty strick diet to ensure that we keep her Blood Sugar Numbers between 80-180. The past two days she has been very low. We have tried to make sure that the insulin that we give her is only enough to cover the food that she has eaten. However, just today, she woke up with her blood sugar #s at 64. She ate about 32 carbs for breakfast.
Avatar n tn Hi...I am not a doctor, but I pretty much know everything about Type 1 Diabetes. I am a Type 1 Diabetic and am now 34 years old. I have two little ones as well (4 year old girl and 21 month old boy). My biggest fear is for one of them to get my Disease. I have had extensive conversations with my Endocronologist (She is one of my closest friends), so I know she tells me stuff “off the record”.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for several years. The diet is the same diet recommended for Type 1 diabetes. Your doctor or The ADA can give you a copy of the recommended diet. The difference in the diet for Type 2 is that you do not have to eat on such a strict schedule. Please be careful to check your blood sugars often. You should not have more than 3 servings of carbs per meal as recommended by the ADA.
Avatar n tn So that may be part of the problem -- the fats slow down the digestive process. Do call his doctor and ask for help. Type 1 diabetes is not a disease whereby the doctor can automatically say, "you need x amount of insulin" -- each person's dosage must be tailored exactly to that particular person, considering their activity, metabolism, and diet. So it probably just isn't quite right yet. Don't lose heart. Adjustments will probably solve the problem.
Avatar f tn The good news is that it is possible to learn about and become your own manager of your diabetes. I would recommend a low carb diet (low carb, moderate protein, high healthy fats). Daily exercise of at least 1 hour. Learn everything you can about insulin and using it. One Great Book. 1. Diabetes Solutions by Dr. Richard Bernstein. This book is an excellent resource and will teach you all about using insulin and controlling your blood sugar. Bernstein recommends 35 g/day of carbs.
Avatar f tn thx florena, do you also have type 1 diabetes? im having so much trouble finding people who can relate to the 2 disorders together and would love to talk to someone who understands the interactions. she is so sick florena, im scared for her, she is being seen at the eating disorders unit and also of course diabetes dept, they are warning that admission to the edu is looking more likely.
Avatar n tn My 15 year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 12. She currently wears an insulin pump. The last 2 months she has experienced very high blood sugars (300-600) around the time of her period. The blood sugars remain high for approx. 48 hours despite our best efforts (insulin every 2-3 hours and lots of water) to bring them down. After a couple of days she is back in the normal range. The pump is working fine and she has not had ketones either time as well.
894177 tn?1241482154 just because u have it doesnt mean you have to stop playing, but my parents didnt like the idea of me playing because they're terrified of seeing me laying down on the field going into some type of coma or whatever. but thats not the point. ive been smoking weed since the age of 12. i enjoy it. it doesnt hurt people around me. definantly doesnt hurt me.
521895 tn?1212597611 I'm curious to hear stories of successes and complications from being a type 1 diabetic and also being pregnant. I'm not worried about GETTING pregnant, but I am a little worried about my brittle type 1 diabetes and the extreme swings - I go from high to low very quickly and vice versa - it's extremely difficult to stay in range even on a strict diet and insulin pump. When it comes time for me to get pregnant, what do I have to worry about?
1341894 tn?1276129380 did either of your parents or your grandparents have Type 1 diabetes? This would be a major indicator of you having Type 1 as a direct result of genetics, rather than any other influence. Type 2 diabetes can transgress over time into Type 1, simply because the pancreas isn't able to continue producing insulin that the body needs.
Avatar n tn I am 24 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since 1 1/2 years old. I have been on the insulin pump for 4 years now and have experienced much better control....still not where it could be, but way better prior to the pump. Recently I have found myself wondering what is wrong with my memory. I have trouble remembering most of my childhood or even events that happened months ago. I can only truly remember portions of conversations I have. My boyfriend tells me all the time....
Avatar f tn I'd like to echo that both can be treated, albeit by different treatments. A person of any age can be diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2, but type 1 is predominently found in kids, hence the name.
307500 tn?1302119746 Says because I have Clusters of AutoImmune Diseases I most likly have type 1 diabetes. This week He has run lost of test, blood, and heart tests and blood flow. I have been put on every poral pill and it hasn't dropped my BS. MY lst A1C was 7.0, I have been on a very low carb diet for yrs, I think if I weren't my BS would be alot higher all the time. My ? is could I be type 1 because of all the Auto disease and the age of 16 diagnoses?
Avatar n tn I know I am insulin dependent because I cannot take my pump off except for the rare few minutes or so without my sugar sky rocketing. Now would u still call this Type 2 Diabetes or Type 1? Hearing the words Juvenile Diabetes associated with Type 1 throws me off obviously because I was not diagnosed as a juvenile. But also the words Insulin Dependent are associated with the Type 1. So I DO fit into that category.
Avatar n tn Hi Dalki, Yes, in time your doctor will likely know for sure which type of diabetes you have. In addition to Type 1 and Type 2, there seems to be a type 1.5 ... tho' there's some thought that 1.5s are just in the early stages of Type 1. We DMers (folks with diabetes mellitis) and our docs often call that a honeymoon phase. I hope you're feeling better now that your bloodsugar has begun to come down. Things may remain volatile for a while, so try to be patient with yourself.
Avatar n tn While I may be able to shed some light on the whole food thing for you, this forum focuses on type 1 diabetes and not type 2. One of the things you stated is that your mother had stopped all sugars and was eating three meals a day consisting of wheat breads, salads, veggies and fruit and some sugar free cookies. You are puzzled why her blood sugars are not dropping even though she's eating this way. The problem is (and most people don't realize this!
Avatar n tn Both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are multifactorial disorders, which means that they involve a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors. It seems counterintuitive, but type 2 diabetes has a larger hereditary component than type 1 diabetes, even though diet and lifestyle contribute greatly to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Avatar n tn However, if she continues eating that way she will become obese as well as have many health problems, diabetes (type 2, not type 1 which is an autoimmune disorder) is only one possibility. Eat healthy to have a healthy life.
Avatar n tn The causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are completely different. Since you did not tell me which type you have, I will give a brief explanation of what is thought to cause both: Type 1 diabetes is the most rare type. I have read that only 10 percent of all diabetics have true type 1 diabetes, although some type 2 diabetics who take insulin are sometimes wrongly called type 1 just because they take insulin.
Avatar n tn Dear Lau1123, We are volunteers with lots of experience in Type 1 diabetes, and none of us is a medical professional. Be sure to continue working with your doctor, and -- if you're not convinced you're geting clear & complete information from her/him -- do ask for a second opinion or seek out a specialist. Endocrinologists are specialists who treat endocrine diseases like diabetes.
798555 tn?1292791151 Prediabetes is usually seen as a precursor to type 2 type diabetes, which is not the autoimmune type. Type 2 diabetes, was known as adult onset type, has a strong genetic component and is often associated with insulin resistance. This forces the pancreas to work harder and eventually it can't produce enough insulin. Type 1 is autoimmune type. This happens when the insulin producing cells of the pancreas are attacked by antibodies which destroy them.
Avatar f tn Some can be very sensitive to insulin (I've heard of 1 unit of fast acting dropping someone's blood sugar by 80 points, or on the other hand quite insulin resistant - 1 unit of insulin to drop by 5 points, and everything in between).