Craig and Madi are siblings who both have Type 1 diabetes. They were both diagnosed in 2012 and with in 4 months of each other. Craig (16) and Madi (7) are awesome kids and here you will see the everyday things that come with Type 1. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. Thank you so much for reading!!
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 71

Myth # 1: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.

Truth: Type 1 diabetes is believed to be caused by a mix of genetic, immune and possibly environmental factors. Although researchers have identified some patterns, the root cause of type 1 diabetes is still unclear. But we know for certain it is not caused by an excess intake of sugar. Having an immediate family member with type 1 diabetes also increases the risk of diabetes.

For anyone who thinks that type 1 is caused by my kids having too much sugar...or me having too much sugar while pregnant.. here is the fact..Neither of those could be true because type 1 is not caused by an intake of sugar... revert back to top quote:)

Myth # 2: Having type 1 diabetes greatly restricts the type and amount of foods you can eat, especially foods with sugar.

Truth: People with diabetes can eat virtually any food they want as long as they mindful of portion sizes. The more carbohydrates eaten, the more blood glucose will rise. Some foods raise blood sugar faster than others, according to the glycemic index. A healthy meal plan for people with diabetes is the same for those without diabetes: mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean meats with modest amounts of salt and sugar.

And the truth about what they can now eat...anything.. anything anyone else can eat or drink..  Just try your hardest to be healthy..but if my kids want ice cream, they can have it..of course anything is unhealthy if in excess though:)

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