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Diabetes (Type 1) Basics and Nutrition

The nutritional needs of a child with diabetes are no different than a child without diabetes. All children need a diet that includes a variety of foods from each food group to stay healthy. 

Insulin is needed for the body to use the carbohydrates in food for energy. In type 1 diabetes, the body is no longer able to make insulin, therefore insulin must be given. The amount of insulin must be matched with the amount of carbohydrate eaten.

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Carbohydrate Counting

What Foods Contain Carbohydrates?

Insulin Therapy Options and Meal Planning


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Last Updated: 04/2012