You will also want to meet with a dietitian and work out an eating plan. Make sure to take into consideration your child’s likes and dislikes, how your family usually eats, any cultural or religious influences, how to include treats, and how to handle special events.Tips for Meal Planning
- You will help your child and your family if you all eat the same foods.
- Don’t prepare one dish for the rest of the family and a special meal for your child with diabetes.
- Make sure to involve your child in the meal planning, and ask him what foods he would like to include in his eating plan.
Also talk to your child’s teachers and school officials or day care providers about any special needs your child has. Once you and your child figure out the daily routine and work out ways to deal with special events and circumstances, you will both feel better about living with diabetes.