Type 1 Diabetes and Food Planning

Children with type 1 diabetes must balance food, medication (including insulin) and activity every day in order to avoid high or low blood sugar levels. At school, this requires a bit of extra planning.

• Ensure that the child has an Individual Care Plan with detailed instructions for lunch and snacks
• Inform the school of any special food restrictions
• Pack foods and drinks that your child enjoys
• Encourage open and honest communication with your child

For more information, speak with your physician, or pharmacist at Palermo Pharmacy today.