Maintaining a healthy dietMMaintaining a healthy dietMaintaining a healthy dietEnglishEndocrinology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;Vanita Pais RD, CDE;Jennifer Harrington MBBS, PhD;Jennifer Galle MD, FRCPC​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Maintaining a healthy diet is an essential part of diabetes management. Learn why it's so important.<br></p><p>Optimal diabetes management requires healthy, balanced eating, combined when necessary with <a href="/Article?contentid=1729&language=English">insulin</a> and/or medication, and <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=English">blood glucose (sugar) control</a>.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Creating a meal plan provides the basis for healthy eating and safe blood sugar control.</li><li> Almost all children with diabetes need three or four regular meals to avoid low blood sugar emergencies (hypoglycemia).</li><li>Adjusting to meal planning can be difficult for some families.<br></li></ul>
Maintenir un régime alimentaire sainMMaintenir un régime alimentaire sainMaintaining a healthy dietFrenchEndocrinology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;Vanita Pais RD, CDE;Jennifer Harrington MBBS, PhD;Jennifer Galle MD, FRCPC​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Maintenir un régime alimentaire sain est un volet essentiel de la prise en charge du diabète. Découvrez l’importance d’une saine alimentation pour les diabétiques.</p><p>La prise en charge optimale du diabète nécessite une alimentation saine et équilibrée, combinée, au besoin, avec de l’<a href="/Article?contentid=1729&language=French">insuline</a> ou des médicaments, et avec un <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=French">contrôle de la glycémie (taux de sucre sanguin)</a>.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>En planifiant les repas, vous facilitez l’adoption d’une alimentation saine et d’un contrôle sûr de la glycémie.</li><li>Presque tous les enfants diabétiques ont besoin de trois ou quatre repas réguliers pour éviter les épisodes d’hypoglycémie.</li><li>Certaines familles peuvent éprouver des difficultés à s’adapter à la planification des repas.<br></li></ul>

 

 

Maintaining a healthy diet1740.00000000000Maintaining a healthy dietMaintaining a healthy dietMEnglishEndocrinology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;Vanita Pais RD, CDE;Jennifer Harrington MBBS, PhD;Jennifer Galle MD, FRCPC​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Maintaining a healthy diet is an essential part of diabetes management. Learn why it's so important.<br></p><p>Optimal diabetes management requires healthy, balanced eating, combined when necessary with <a href="/Article?contentid=1729&language=English">insulin</a> and/or medication, and <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=English">blood glucose (sugar) control</a>.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Creating a meal plan provides the basis for healthy eating and safe blood sugar control.</li><li> Almost all children with diabetes need three or four regular meals to avoid low blood sugar emergencies (hypoglycemia).</li><li>Adjusting to meal planning can be difficult for some families.<br></li></ul><h2>Relationship between insulin and food in diabetes management<br></h2><p>The best way to manage your child’s diet is to create a meal plan. Your child’s meal plan provides the basis for healthy eating and safe blood sugar control. Regular mealtimes and snack times, as well as consistent amounts of food are key parts of the plan. Almost all children with diabetes need three or four regular meals to avoid <a href="/Article?contentid=1723&language=English">low blood sugar</a> emergencies (hypoglycemia).</p><p>For some children who are on intermediate-acting insuli​n regimens, the meal plan may also include additional snack times, such as a mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or a bedtime snack every day. Flexibility with the amounts of food and number of snacks in a day can be incorporated, depending on your child’s insulin therapy.</p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=1741&language=English">Carbohydrates</a> are converted to glucose (sugar) in the body and used for energy. An effective meal plan is a healthy, balanced diet that balances the amount of carbohydrates consumed with the amount of insulin injected. This will ensure stable blood sugar levels and help avoid too many "lows" (hypoglycemia) and <a href="/Article?contentid=1723&language=English">"highs" (hyperglycemia)</a>.</p><h2>Adjusting to meal planning</h2><p>For some families, planning meals is the trickiest part of managing diabetes. At first, you may look at food very differently than you did before. Cooking may require some planning and you will need to measure portions. Grocery shopping trips may take much longer initially right after the diagnosis than in the past, because the nutrition information on food labels becomes more important.</p>Maintaining a healthy diet

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