I'm a mother of a newly diagnosed 12 year old boy and was wondering if you could advise me on putting him on a Low Carb diet would

I'm a mother of a newly diagnosed 12 year old boy and was wondering if you could advise me on putting him on a Low Carb diet would

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I just cut right back on bread, small amounts of pasta and rice. I eat potatoes and everything else. Is it Type 1 or type 2 Diabetes??? I have type 2 I take tablets and losing weight has made a massive difference to my levels, I do not ever eat processed food, I cook everything I eat so I know what is in it plus it tastes better. I may have 1 slice of bread a week if that. Moderation is the key word that way I don't feel as if I am missing any foods. I have chips, instead of crisps I have prawn crackers only not a whole pack as they are big!!!

Its a lifestyle change and I am ok with it so far (12 months on)

If its type 1 I don't know anything about that sorry. I bought an idiots guide to diabetes and easy to read and understand and that was great as all the info is overwhelming this book broke it down. The main thing I stick to as best I can is only 1 carb on a plate at any meal. Hope this makes some sense. Good luck this site is so helpful. xxx

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@vickabac I bought idiots guide to diabetes off ebay only a few gbp I found it the best thing as I like things explained as simple as possible!!! Good Luck

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

We have seen one & has given us a thumbs up to go for it, as much as it is expensive to maintain. Thanks so much for your insight, much appreciated

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

U should Talk to a Diatichion. Your insurance may cover the visit.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Does he have a pump? Children can be very unstable so it is very difficult to answer..

posted over 2 years ago
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