In order to achieve normal blood glucose levels, a diabetic should consume what they are prepared to "cover" with insulin, accounting for exercise; consuming too much or too little food relative to insulin may result in excessively high or low blood sugar levels. A healthy diet, balanced with fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbohydrates should be maintained. Diabetics should maintain a reasonable weight, where a person's diet should reflect overall health.
As a pediatric diabetologist, I am confronted daily with complex issues related to day-to-day management of diabetes. Recent blogs have tackled major research studies targeted to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes mellitus. But what about dealing with the simple tasks of daily living in the meantime? What about the slippery path of stable blood…