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Food Recipe for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes does not only affect adults but also children. Consider what can be consumed by children with diabetes with the following children's food recipes. Diabetes is a disease in which the level of blood sugar in a person's body is very high. This disease is divided into two, namely type 1 and 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by a pancreas that cannot produce insulin at all. While type 2 diabetes is caused by insufficient insulin produced by pancreas or body cells do not react to insulin.

Of the two types of diabetes, type 1 diabetes has the most number of children. This means that children must be given insulin injections (hormones that control blood sugar levels) regularly. In children with type 1 diabetes, the pattern and time of eating must be highly considered and regulated to manage fluctuations (fluctuations) in blood sugar levels and the effects of insulin injections.

Food Recipe for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Remind children to always have breakfast. because a healthy breakfast can increase blood sugar after a night's sleep. Also, do not forget to snack throughout the day so that blood sugar is more easily monitored.

Children with type 1 diabetes can eat like other children. They can eat what they want, including candy or chocolate, but of course to a certain extent. Food intake for children with type 1 diabetes is focused on nutritious foods, high in vitamins and minerals, and cutting intake of fat, sugar, or empty carbohydrates, such as:

  • Reduce unhealthy saturated fatty foods, such as those found in bacon, full-fat milk, and butter. It is better to consume salmon which is high in omega 3 fatty acids and fat-free milk and yogurt.
  • Consume enough fiber (25-30 grams per day) to help control blood sugar obtained from grains, nuts, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Eat fresh and natural fruits, for example, oranges and berries. Fruit is a natural source of sugar.
  • When eating vegetables, choose fresh ones and don't add salt or sauce. Vegetables that can be consumed include green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, celery, carrots, beets, asparagus, and
  • Calculate the amount of carbohydrates that enter the stomach. Carbohydrates can turn into sugar in the blood, consequently, blood sugar levels will increase one hour after eating. Carbohydrates can be obtained from grains (pasta, bread, cakes), fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and sugar.
  • Do not forget to eat protein sourced from meat, beans, and eggs.

You do not be confused if you want to serve food to your child who has type 1 diabetes. Here's one food recipe for children with type 1 diabetes:

Spanish Omelette


5 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
½ onion, sliced
1 zucchini (Japanese cucumber) / small cucumber, sliced
1.5 cups of paprika, thinly sliced
5 mushrooms, sliced
3 eggs, beat
5 egg whites, beat
85 grams of mozzarella cheese, grated
Cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste

How to make:
  1. Preheat the oven to 190 ° C.
  2. Boil potatoes in boiling water until cooked and soft.
  3. Oil the nonstick skillet, heat it to moderate temperature.
  4. Add the onion, cook, until browned. Add zucchini and mushrooms, cook again until cooked.
  5. Mix the beaten eggs, paprika, and mozzarella cheese in a large bowl. Mix well.
  6. Put the cooked vegetables in the beaten egg mixture.
  7. Place and spread the potatoes in a dish. Then pour the egg mixture + vegetables on top.
  8. Bake the omelet until cooked for 20-30 minutes.
  9. Remove and serve.

Children's food recipes above can be tried to provide variations of food in children with type 1 diabetes. To know more about other healthy foods, consult a nutritionist.
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