I am responding to a question on my previous post regarding if emma can eat sweets or not. I am vaery happy this question came up. Because i know there are people that read this that may have wanted to ask that, or just unsure of a few things them selves.
Emma can absolutely eat sweets. It is just now we have to incorporate it into her meal plan. Yes we have to limit them but so do all parents have to (should) as well. With the help of our nutritionists, doctors, and us doing research she can carry on more or less like another child without diabetes. That is when we went to that 2 day clinic just after she was diagnosed last month.
If anyone wants to "but in here" please do!
As for Halloween night we knew she was going to have candy before or around she went to bed. So in that case what we did was just fed her a low carb dinner such as eggs and toast. Eggs have no carbs in them so it freed up a portion of her carb intake to be replaced by her candy later on.
With saying that this past month it almost seems like she has had more sweets than she usually did in the past. Kind of ironic, oxy moronish, confusing to say the least. But they have a place and we have been learning alot as you have notices in past blogs and our visits. Because we know there are times when sweets are a must: if the blood sugar level drops too low, sweets (or juice, or soda) can be the surest to raise it, and prevent the onset of hypoglycemia.
And in turn to treat highs (hyperglycemia) insulin is used. But I will touch more on that after or when her Honeymoon phase is ending or has ended.
Alternatives to sweets sound to be a good idea. If you read the comments on my last post you will see shannon's comment on trading candy for toys. We will adopt something like that and i think that even may be a good practice for non diabetics as well. Especially around Halloween, Christmas, Easter..Etc.
Look at her!! How can you not give her any candy????? Ha ha.
Thanks for the question.
I know I have some questions too to other parents with kids with diabetes and other people with type 1 but at times I feel like I should know but too just afraid to ask sometimes.