Story by: Kim Huston on November 25, 2019
Diabetes and Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as all the holiday’s rich foods can cause anxiety and present a challenges. What can children and families do to have a happy, healthy diabetic Thanksgiving?
Whitney A. Cessna, M.S., RDN, LDN, CDE, registered dietitian nutritionist, diabetes educator and certified food manager with Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has some tips to help manage Thanksgiving with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
The club is a place for kids and teens with Type 1 diabetes and their families to turn for support, education and community.
Please consult your child’s dietitian, diabetes educator or endocrinologist for treatment of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, including dietary suggestions, medications and blood glucose monitoring.