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Healthy Diets for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes Can Be Hard on Parents

Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) often need to modify their eating habits, but many youths with T1DM do not consume a healthful diet.

To learn more about the challenges their parents may face in providing them with a more healthful diet, researchers set out to discover the availability of healthier food options and the price difference of the food items at stores frequented by families in northeastern Kansas and western Missouri.

To determine if a healthier diet really was more expensive, researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and Children's Mercy Kansas City, in Kansas City, Missouri, recruited families with children aged 1-6 years, at least six months beyond his or her T1DM diagnosis, and on an intensive insulin regimen. A total of 23 families were included in the final results.

Read more via Diabetic Gourmet Magazine

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