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Ask Me Anything > Diet

Hi, how are you? Great blog
I've some questions regarding to your daughter's diet!!
How can you prevent her from the sugary stuff ! In another words how can you control her diet?!

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Arden doesn't have a big sweet tooth but she does enjoy ice cream, desserts and other foods that make bolusing more challenging. However, we don't prevent her from eating foods because of diabetes, I don't actually treat her diet any differently then my sons (who does not have type I). I just try to keep a good balance of foods and administer the appropriate amount of insulin for them.

I don't believe that any long-term benefit will come from placing restrictions on her diet beyond what we consider good parenting. I can say that if ether of my children displayed an inability to eat proper portions or refused a reasonable amount of healthy options, I would intervene.

I think that children don't react well to being told what to do, lead by example and be patient as they find their way. Someone reminded me recently that if you squeeze a handful of sand too tight, the sand slips from your grip, but if you hold it loosely... it all stays where you want it.

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February 19, 2013 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

Yeah you did thx!
Its just that Are you counting carbs?! . And actually my brother (typeI) asked me to buy him chocolate bar and i didnt know what to do ( he's using the injections not the pump) and sometimes he wants to eat some chips !! What shall i do ?!

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna