Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

My 12 year old son has had type 1 diabetes for about two months. He lives with his mother who provides excellent care for him in all respects. He visits me overnight on weekends. I usually prepare one or two meals for him using high quality frozen dinners because they provide balanced nutrition, and supplement with fruits, omelettes for breakfast, sandwiches for snacks, milk, etc. Today his noon reading was high, and his mother indicated that she thought it was because I fed him the frozen foods. Is there validity in this concern?


You sound like a very caring dad. I am glad you are trying to maintain as close to normal lifestyle as possible for your son with diabetes and prepare appropriate foods for him. I would encourage you to continue as is since it sounds fine, but also to visit the dietitian on the diabetes team. She probably has a meal plan prepared for your son, so you know the amounts to give him, and she can give you more ideas. Again, keep up the good work in trying to keep things as normal as possible when there is a split household. Diabetes is stressful itself, so I applaud you for keeping a positive attitude.


Original posting 11 Nov 2000
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.