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Old 11-11-2015, 02:19   #1
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I assume that LCHF would be just as appropriate for kids as for adults, but what do I know. It just makes me suspicious that my friend's kid's doctor is all for feeding the kid (who is T1) carbs "because it's important for brain development". Right or wrong? Or something in-between?

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Dr Eenfeldt & Attia are raising perfectly normal LC kids. These are the two I know of, but there are many more. I don't think there's any merit in the argument.

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There are groups of people in the world who naturally eat low carb whose children eat what everyone else does, and their brains appear to develop just fine.

I think we as a society are so very used to feeding our children sugar and more sugar, that we don't think they can do without it.

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I just read part of a post by someone on Facebook regarding LCHF for kids. Many people responded, most were in favor of this WOE but there were several, one of which is an RN, who argued most definitely that children do NOT need to be restricted in the carb consumption. Things got a bit heated at certain points, would not surprise me if the moderator deleted the thread. I also don't understand why a nurse would object so strongly to LCHF.

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Sounds like one of my nurses at the heart hospital that got so livid when we discussed what was good and bad for diabetics. She informed me she knew more than I did because she had went to school and learned, I guess I made her mad when I told her she was taught wrong. She wouldn't come back into the room the rest of her shift, she must have swapped me for one of the other nurse's patients. The other nurse checked on me after that. Yeah, the subject was carbs.

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Sounds like one of my nurses at the heart hospital that got so livid when we discussed what was good and bad for diabetics. She informed me she knew more than I did because she had went to school and learned, I guess I made her mad when I told her she was taught wrong. She wouldn't come back into the room the rest of her shift, she must have swapped me for one of the other nurse's patients. The other nurse checked on me after that. Yeah, the subject was carbs.
Yep, them nurses can get a little hard headed when it comes to them being smarter than us. I was in the hospital back in September and when the nurse was "admitting" she said "You will have to take off your pager???......pager???" I told her it was an insulin pump, she said "Well you still have to take it off". The little red guy sitting on my shoulder made me say.... "Nope, isn't going to happen." Then the nurse really got riled up and said "Why not?" So I told her, "I have lived with this pump for almost 14 years, and I know more about my diabetes than you do." She slammed the chart shut and walked out of the room, didn't come back......

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Those are two extremely unprofessional nurses! My goodness!




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I assume that LCHF would be just as appropriate for kids as for adults, but what do I know. It just makes me suspicious that my friend's kid's doctor is all for feeding the kid (who is T1) carbs "because it's important for brain development". Right or wrong? Or something in-between?
Not really. Many type 1's insist they can eat anything they want to, just make sure u chase it with insulin. If the child is type 1 which is the case most of the time, then doctor's don't want to deprive them of their snacks.

I'm not here to agree yeah or nah because Type 1's has strong feelings about this. Parents are just following the doctor's order which is the best thing to do in their mind.

Type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance and a low carb diet is great for this. I have no experience with type 1 so I can't say. LCHF diet works for me.

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Not really. Many type 1's insist they can eat anything they want to, just make sure u chase it with insulin. If the child is type 1 which is the case most of the time, then doctor's don't want to deprive them of their snacks.

I'm not here to agree yeah or nah because Type 1's has strong feelings about this. Parents are just following the doctor's order which is the best thing to do in their mind.

Type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance and a low carb diet is great for this. I have no experience with type 1 so I can't say. LCHF diet works for me.
It is true that T1s can eat anything they want and chase it with insulin BUT that doesn't mean that we should do that. I've had situations where my bs has climbed way too high and the higher the number the harder it is to lower it - no matter how much insulin you throw at it. When my gyne doctor placed me on steroids my insulin use climbed more than 40% above what was normal for me. I've had a dickens of a time controlling the bs. I think children need a varied diet that consists of good food and not predominantly snacks or fast food.
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I assume that LCHF would be just as appropriate for kids as for adults, but what do I know. It just makes me suspicious that my friend's kid's doctor is all for feeding the kid (who is T1) carbs "because it's important for brain development". Right or wrong? Or something in-between?
Well I was always suspicious because the foods we eat (carbs from grains) is fortified with the vitamins and minerals and the stuff kids do need for brain development. If the food was healthy to begin with, then we wouldn't need to "fortify" it.

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