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“Hi my daughter is 12 and was diagnosed a type 1 nine weeks ago. Since then she has been taken off all insulin as it was causing hypos. She has sugar levels between. 4.8 and 6.5 all day but after dinner to bed time if she does not exercise they...”

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Laura Plunkett writes:

Our endocrinologist at Boston Children's Hospital has had diabetes herself since she was a young child. Some of the best advice she gave my son was to subtract the fiber grams from the total carbohydrates and then add half the protein grams. She also advised Dan to take insulin twenty minutes before eating (unless his blood sugar level was already low). She explained that protein actually raises blood sugars, but more slowly than simple or complex carbohydrates. This formula allows her to keep excellent blood sugar control, and it has worked wonderfully for my son.

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