easter ideas

Donna - posted on 03/27/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have any ideas for easter food for diabetics.This is my daughters 1st easter after being diagnosed with T1.

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Katrina - posted on 08/24/2009

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Your daughter can have any candy she likes, you just have to dose the insulin required per amount of carbs....there isn't anything she can't eat unless she has other issues then type 1. Of course if her blood sugar is super high at the moment you will not want to give her something that would make her go higher faster, you would wait..type 2's have a limited diet, not type 1.

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Tamra - posted on 08/22/2009

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These ideas would apply to Halloween or any other holiday/event that involves candy.

Tracy - posted on 04/10/2009

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dont let the diabetes rule, i have 2 daughters, 5 year old is T1, 2 year is not... but they both get almost the same thing chocolate eggs  which i buy and grandma gets to buy the crafty stuff with a small bag of solid chocolate eggs, and they both know that they can eat it all a once.. it last longer that way

Lauren - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Laura:


 don;t stop ur child from having eggs just limit the amount they have!






laura x



 



I totally agree with this. We still get him candy in his basket along with non-candy items and he just has to know that he can have some but not a lot and if he does it has to be counted into his carb count at a meal or snack. He is really good about it.





 

Katherine - posted on 04/01/2009

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I like to go the the local dollar store to get little game and little due dads. I try to stay away from the candy and gear more towards crackers and fruit. Kids love the little individual size snacks, Goldfish, pretzels, apple sauce, cheese in a can with crackers. My daugher would rather have something hot a spicy than sweet. The key is limit the amout they eat at one time. Good Luck

Susan - posted on 03/31/2009

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i dont have many as this is the 2nd for us since my son was diagnosed but, we tend to lean toward candy with peanut butter since peanut butter is a free food so, if anyone else has good ideas i also would love to hear

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hi there! we have come up with an easter egg tree so each easter we add anoth ornament which there are heaps of non chocolate eggs around. that and so they get a gift we get them a soft toy! we only give them a few small eggs that are chocolate this has worked for us for the last 3 years

Laura - posted on 03/30/2009

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hello my daughter has been diabetic for 7 yrs in april, she was diagnosed week b4 easter, as u can imagine this was hard we threw out all chocolate eggs!! but now she does have eggs but just has to realise she can't eat it all in one go. don;t stop ur child from having eggs just limit the amount they have!



laura x

Donna - posted on 03/29/2009

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thankyou for your replies.I guess it's time to discover the creative side of me.All the best.xx

Renee - posted on 03/28/2009

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You can buy diabetic chocolate, most places carry at least a small selection. Another option that we have chosen is to just avoid the candy end of things. We will get them a gift like a new video or something like that, and when we do an Easter egg hunt at my parents we use the plastic eggs and put things like stickers, hair barrets, small toys, etc...in them. Kids will adjust to whatever you choose to do, just be creative and it doesn't have to be so difficult for them. All the best!!

Tamra - posted on 03/28/2009

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I'm having the same issue, and my kids can't have chocolate on top of it all.  I bought them each a couple pastel colored white chocolate bunnies, and each a small bag of jelly beans.



A family in our church just lost their home to fire yesterday, so I am trying to figure out a way for my kids to give rather than receive.



But I feel sad for them, and have NO idea how to handle Grandma who loves to buy Easter baskets taller than the kids!

Tamra - posted on 03/28/2009

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I'm having the same issue, and my kids can't have chocolate on top of it all.  I bought them each a couple pastel colored white chocolate bunnies, and each a small bag of jelly beans.



A family in our church just lost their home to fire yesterday, so I am trying to figure out a way for my kids to give rather than receive.



But I feel sad for them, and have NO idea how to handle Grandma who loves to buy Easter baskets taller than the kids!

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