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What The Best Diet for Type 1 Diabetes?

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:21   #1
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Hi my partner has Type 1 diabetes, and I am doing research on how he can manage his diet. Has anyone got any suggestions?

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LowCarbHighFat is the best way to manage diabetes and have a good and healthy bloodsugar and body.

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I am type 2 but am following the same low carb diet for managing my diabetes.

A high complex carb diet is also good for Type 1s but the benefit of a low carb diet is that it reduces the requirements for insulin drastically thus reducing the chances of hypos


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Your partner should eat healthy of course, and the best way to manage his diet is to know how to match his insulin to whatever he is eating. Does he do that?

I am Type 1, and I eat tons of fruit and vegetables, both raw and cooked, and I don't shy away from any carbs (I love beans, pasta, and pretzles). I must bolus (pump) for anything in my diet.

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As long as he can maintain control and is happy, its the right diet for him.

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There are tons of different diets and you will get tons of different answers. I eat a low carb diet, it makes it easier for me to maintain steady glucose readings. The main thing is that he should get down his different ratios. He should know how much insulin to cover how many grams of carbs (his I:C ratio). He should also get his insulin sensitivity ratio (ISF, meaning 1 unit of insulin will lower his BG so many mg/dls). He should also know how 1 gram of carbs affects his BG and should have a target BG goal. For example, my I:C ratio is typically 1 unit per 12 grams of carbs I eat (depending on the time of day, but 12 is average). My ISF is 60ish. Meaning if I am correcting a high BG, I know 1 unit will lower my BG by 60. My BG target is 85. So I use those figures to determine how much insulin to take in different scenarios. Hi doctor should be able to help him determine all of his different ratios. He should come up with a diet that he can stick to and manage his BG readings. Good luck.

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