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Mon Apr 04 11:52:17 EDT 2011

My 9 year has type 1 diabetes. He is having his tonsils and adenoids removed. He uses pump. Any suggestions on how to deal with food and b/g after?
Asked By: trevsmom  

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2011-04-09 17:13:11.0

As far as food goes, there are many liquid and/or soft options. Ice cream or low fat/lower sugar ice cream is a possibility. There is also the great fun of making healthy smoothies with low fat milk and oranges or bananas, even strawberries. Let him choose the fruit and help put it in the blender; he can get creative.
Answered By: susan sloane
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2011-04-08 12:15:05.0

This is an excellent question, as trauma such as surgery and the potential pain afterwards can cause blood sugars to rise more than normal. This will require the health care team to watch and make adjustments in basal and bolus amounts as necessary. This is hard to predict at first so they will probably have you monitor blood sugars more often and slowly make appropriate adjustments.
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