Mom of a Type 1 Tips to Mastering Blood Sugar for Breakfast

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Type 1 Diabetic Breakfast | 6 Tips to Mastering Your Child’s Blood Sugar

Breakfast is certainly one of those meals that can make or break the day.  Here are six tips to mastering your child’s blood sugar for breakfast.

In-Range Blood Sugars:

Yay!!  You (and your Child) had a wonderful night and they woke up with target BG (or within their target range)!  Fantastic news.

If your child is like mine and likes to get up and eat right away, try this tip.   On the weekends, he does tend to be a little slower in rushing to eat breakfast.  This works well for us during the week since I am up much before him anyway.  Pre-bolus while they are still sleeping!  During the week, he wakes up at 7:00 am, so about 6:50 or so I will dose him for breakfast.  This is a great way to get insulin started before eating higher glycemic foods, like cereal, English Muffins, or cinnamon buns! 

Out-Of-Range (Hypo) Blood Sugar:

If your child has woken up with, or has a low blood sugar number, before breakfast.  Try some of these

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Out-Of-Range (Hyper) Blood Sugar:

My son LOVES cereal, and Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins for breakfast.  And using the methods above, I am on-board with letting him eat what he loves, even if it’s not low carb…unless his BG is high!  

Don’t make the mistake of piling high glycemic foods on top of a high blood sugar.  This will result in a rough day and rollercoaster you and your Type 1 all day.  

Pro Tip

Freeze bread and and English Muffins after you purchase them.  This helps reduce the Resistant Starch found in these items which leads to a huge blood sugar spike and stubbornly high blood glucose levels after.

Wrapping Up:

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Shannon Leigh

Shannon is the Mom of a Type 1 Diabetic son who is determined to help other Moms become confident and in-control of their Child's diabetes. Finding ways to lessen the burden Moms feel as the primary caregiver of a Type 1 is her passion. She also loves cooking and creating kid-friendly, low-carb recipes that are yummy and don't impact blood sugar.

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  1. My grandson was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and my daughter is trying really hard to find out everything she can about it and a healthy diet for him. He is a very picky eater so she is worried about making sure he is getting what he needs.

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