Do you have a child (or know a child) that is living with Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disease that prevents your pancreas from making insulin. It is a tragic disease and affects about 1.6 million Americans.
Even though the pancreas is no longer automatically making any insulin, there are many ways to give insulin manually, such as multiple daily injections, pumps, inhalers, etc.
Because of this, thankfully, Type 1 Diabetics are allowed to eat anything they want, in moderation. Of course, some foods are better than others and each food affects blood sugar differently.
So, what type of snacks can you give your child that is living with Type 1 Diabetes?
Any and all snacks!
However, if you are trying to manage the blood sugars in an easier way, it's good to find snacks that are low carb and filled with fat, fiber and protein.
Below is a list of some snacks that you can give your child to help manage their blood sugars:
1. KETO SNACK CHIPS
These chips are very similar to Doritos, but a bit healthier. These snacks are perfect to throw in a kids backpack for a midday snack, to take on a long car ride, or for just a yummy nighttime snack. It has 5 grams of carbs, 8 grams of protein and 2 gram of fiber. Get them here!
2. SCHOOLYARD SNACKS - CHEESE PUFFS
These are similar to normal cheese puffs, but once again, a bit healthier! These are keto cheese puffs that are perfect for kids! Easy to throw in a school backpack, easy to send with your kids to their friends house, and easy to take with you to sporting events! These puffs have 1 gram of carb and 14 grams of protein. Try them out here!
3. QUEVOS EGG WHITE CHIPS
Did you ever think it was possible to eat egg whites as chips? Well now it is! And they are delicious! With only 7 grams of carbs, 8 grams of protein and 3 grams of fibers, this is the perfect blood sugar friendly snack for kids living with type 1 diabetes. Get your sample pack here!
4. MUNK PACK KETO GRANOLA BARS
Granola bars are the perfect "on-the-go" snack, but most granola bar brands in the grocery store are LOADED with sugar. These specific Keto Granola Bars are the perfect alternative. These bars have 12 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein! They taste good, too! Try them here.
Living with type 1 diabetes is very difficult, but so is being a parent of a child living with type 1 diabetes. Managing from afar, while in a different body, is extremely challenging. We give a shout-out to all parents who put in the work, day-in and day-out for their children.
These snacks will help make your life easier and help your kid (& their blood sugars) thrive!
Founder of Type 1 Tribe