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Let's Chat about Children with Diabetes

Children with diabetes are just like children without diabetes—they strive for a little more independence each year. They want to receive positive reinforcement from their parents and they don't like to stand out from the crowd. As a parent, we want our children to be happy and carefree which often means having lots of friends, going to kid’s parties, participating in sports and having as much fun as possible. A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in your young child may leave you feeling that the above will not be possible. However, over time, and with patience and some adjustments, you and your child will learn to manage this “new...

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Eating Healthy with Diabetes

You don’t have to sacrifice your target blood sugar levels to enjoy some of your favourite foods. Here’s how to eat healthy with diabetes, whether you’re cooking at home or eating in a restaurant. Carbohydrates and your blood sugar Carbohydrates are sugars. They break down in the body to create glucose, a major source of energy. Counting the carbs you eat at every meal and pairing them with the correct dosage of insulin can keep your blood sugar level closer to normal range.1 It also allows you to eat a wider variety of foods. In fact, your diet can accommodate any food in moderation,...

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Counting Carbs - Infographic

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Carbohydrate Counting and Exchanges

The myth: If you have diabetes, you can't eat sweets or sugar. The truth: A food doesn't have to be sweet or sugary to raise your blood sugar. Anything with carbohydrates will affect your blood glucose, whether it's from white potatoes, pasta, bread or Jelly Tots.1 Consult the Accu-Chek® Portion Plate for guidance. Of course, different foods may affect you differently. Why? Eating...

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