Meal planning with changing carbohydrate intakesMMeal planning with changing carbohydrate intakesMeal planning with changing carbohydrate intakesEnglishEndocrinology;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>Read the story of 13 year old Sara and how her meal plan with changing carbohydrate intakes works for her.</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 blood glucose (sugar) control. 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 <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=English">blood sugar control</a>. The meal plan discussed below features changing carbohydrate intakes.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Meal planning with changing carbohydrate intakes involves taking the amount of insulin necessary to match the amount of carbohydrates eaten.</li><li>The insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio is the amount carbohydrates that one unit of rapid-acting insulin makes available to the body cells to consume.<br></li></ul>
Modifier les apports en glucides avec une quantité ajustable d’insulineMModifier les apports en glucides avec une quantité ajustable d’insulineMeal planning with changing carbohydrate intakesFrenchEndocrinology;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>Lisez l’histoire de Sara, 13 ans, et découvrez comment son régime à apports variables en glucides la garde en santé.</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">insu​line</a> ou des médicaments, et avec un contrôle de la glycémie. La meilleure façon de prendre en charge l’alimentation de votre enfant est d’élaborer un régime alimentaire. Ce régime constitue la base d’une alimentation saine et d’un <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=French">contrôle sûr de la glycémie</a>. The meal plan discussed below features changing carbohydrate intakes.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Pour ce qui est de la planification des repas comportant des apports variables en glucides, il faut prendre la quantité d’insuline nécessaire correspondant à la quantité de glucides consommée.</li> <li>Le ratio insuline-glucides est la quantité de glucides qu’une seule unité d’insuline à action rapide fait absorber aux cellules de l’organisme.</li></ul>

 

 

Meal planning with changing carbohydrate intakes1744.00000000000Meal planning with changing carbohydrate intakesMeal planning with changing carbohydrate intakesMEnglishEndocrinology;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>Read the story of 13 year old Sara and how her meal plan with changing carbohydrate intakes works for her.</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 blood glucose (sugar) control. 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 <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=English">blood sugar control</a>. The meal plan discussed below features changing carbohydrate intakes.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Meal planning with changing carbohydrate intakes involves taking the amount of insulin necessary to match the amount of carbohydrates eaten.</li><li>The insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio is the amount carbohydrates that one unit of rapid-acting insulin makes available to the body cells to consume.<br></li></ul><p>This method consists in taking the amount of insulin necessary to match the amount of carbohydrates eaten. You can determine how much insulin is needed by using the <a href="/Article?contentid=1736&language=English">insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio</a> (I:C) that your diabetes team has set for your child.</p><p>The I:C is the amount of carbohydrates (in grams) that one unit of <a href="/Article?contentid=1729&language=English">rapid-acting insulin</a> makes available to the body cells to consume. In other words, one unit of rapid-acting insulin "covers" for a specific amount of carbohydrates. The I:C is expressed as 1 unit: X grams of carbohydrates.</p><h2>Sara's story</h2><p>Sarah is 13 years of age with type 1 diabetes. She is on a <a href="/Article?contentid=1736&language=English">multiple daily injection</a> (MDI) insulin regimen, and has an I:C of 1:10.</p><p>She would like to have the following for lunch:</p><ul><li>a grilled cheese sandwich made with two slices of bread (30 grams of carbohydrates)</li><li>1 medium orange (15 grams of carbohydrates).</li></ul><p>Total carbohydrates: 45 grams.</p><p>How much insulin will Sara have to take to cover the carbohydrates from this meal?</p><p>Because she has an I:C ratio of 1:10, she will need to divide 45 grams of carbohydrates by 10 to get the amount of insulin required to cover the carbohydrates from this meal: 4.5 units of fast acting insulin.</p><p>Over time, those on an MDI insulin regimen (using rapid-acting insulin before each meal) as well as those using insulin pumps will have more flexibility in the timing and amount of food they eat. Still, they too need to be consistent in their eating habits when starting on the new regimen, in order for the diabetes team to help them work out their I:C.</p>Meal planning with changing carbohydrate intakes

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