Type 1 Diabetes and Your Child’s Diet

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Common Concerns

Sneaking Food

Gluten Sensitivity and Diabetes

Refusing Meals

Going Vegetarian/Vegan

The Truth About Candy

Sick Day Foods

Successful Meals Out

Managing Buffets


Eating at School

Classroom Parties

Food in the Classroom

Classroom Treats -- Finding a Happy Medium

School Lunches for the Week: Your Go-To Game Plan

Birthday Parties and Classroom Parties

Classroom Halloween Treats

Trick-or-Treating and the School Halloween Parade

Making School Lunch Easy for Everyone

Missing Out on a Classroom Snack 


Healthy Eating

Eating Well With Type 1

Enjoy Delicious Spring Fruits and Veggies!

Mmmmm ... Strawberry Time!

Is It OK to Say No to Sugar?

Easy Alternatives to Packaged Snacks

Should We Use Artificial Sweeteners?

Making Over the Way We Eat, Little by Little

Revamping Recipes for Less Blood Sugar Impact

Meal Planning for the Week

Tips and Tricks for Counting Carbs

How Dietitians Can Help

Eat Healthier at the Mall

Take-Out Dinners

5 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters

My Picky Eater Tries New Food

The “No, Thank You” Bite for Picky Eaters

Our Afternoon Snack Strategy

Learning to Love (and Dose for) Free Samples

My Eternal Quest for Kaitlyn-Approved Low-Carb Snacks

“Free” Foods


Holidays and Special Occasions

Birthday Parties and Type 1 Diabetes

Going to a Birthday Party -- Solo!

Those OTHER Candy Holidays!

Candy Season

Alternative Halloween Snacks

Classroom Halloween Treats

Halloween -- It Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!

Trick-or-Treating and the School Halloween Parade

Moms' Top 5 Tips for Halloween Management

Managing Halloween Candy

Over the River and Through the Woods . . .

Thanksgiving and Other Feasts

Thanksgiving Do's and Dont's

Thanksgiving Gatherings

Parents’ Favorite Holiday T1D Tips

Holiday Sweets and Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day Snacks

*Looking for more? The Holiday issue of the Lilly and Disney magazine for families with type 1 diabetes -- packed with tips and ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the winter holidays -- is now available. Click here for more info. Ask your diabetes healthcare provider for a free copy!


Real Moms Talk Type 1

High Blood Sugar and Hungry

My Eye-Opening Conversation With James – About Juice

James’ “Secret Pal”

The Giant Donut Incident

Carb Counting: Man, I’m Getting Good!

Happiness is Knowing the Right Carb Count!

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

My Review of a Great Cookbook!

My Thoughts on Dishing It Up Disney Style

The Case of the Disappearing Candy

How Movie Night Solves the Candy Problem

Afternoon Snack: A Learning Opportunity

My Little Food Sneaker



After-School Snack Recipes From Disney's Type 1 Cookbook

A Week of Perfectly Packed Lunch Boxes

Classroom Halloween Treats -- Recipes and Crafts

Disney and Lilly’s Type 1 Diabetes Recipe Index

Easy, Carb-Counted Weeknight Recipes

Healthy Holiday Treat Recipes

Kid-Approved BBQ Recipes From Lilly Diabetes and Disney’s T1D Cookbook

No-Cook, Carb-Counted Summer Recipes



Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.