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Our care team will work closely with you and your family to recommend and develop healthy eating guidelines.
Eat foods low in saturated and trans fats. Choose low-fat dairy products like skim or 1% milk or lower fat cheeses. Use lean meats, fish and poultry. Cook with vegetable oils such as canola, peanut and olive oil. Check the list of ingredients on snack foods to see what fats are used in preparation.
Add more fruits and vegetables and whole grains to your meals. Eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Aim for at least three servings of whole-grain foods per day. Include more fiber in your child’s diet. A good rule of thumb for amount of fiber is your child’s age plus five grams of fiber. Check food labels on foods and snacks for grams of fiber. Most fresh fruits and vegetables contain 2 to 3 grams fiber.
Snacks are often extra carbohydrate and calories without much nutritional value. Limit snacks to 10 to 15 grams of carbohydrate between meals. Low or no-carb snacks include:
Call immediately if your child:
Call your diabetes care team if your child:
Call 952-993-3900 for appointments and nurse support, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Current patients can call 952-993-3123 for emergency endocrine advice outside of business hours. If hospital or emergency care is required, we recommend Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital if it is covered by your insurance and within reasonable driving distance.
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