Nutrition is important

There’s no such thing as a diet all people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) should follow.

Nonetheless, the moment you’re diagnosed with T1D, your relationship with food changes. With today’s insulin options and diabetes technology, you have significantly more flexibility in what and when you eat compared to life with T1D years ago. 

Learning about nutrition is a very important part of managing your blood-glucose levels, your insulin doses, and your overall health. Many things you eat or drink affect your blood-glucose levels and insulin needs—some more than others. Many people assume managing diabetes means avoiding sugar, but it’s not that simple.

Information and guidance

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