We have been home from the hospital a week now and I am really struggling to reconcile what I know about nutrition and all the garbage I have been told about how to feed my child. He is 13 and is diagnosed with Type 1 - having to do insulin at every meal and at nighttime.
We have eaten TF for 4+ years now. We eat sprouted grains, raw milk, drink kefir, lots of organic or local veggies, lots of butter and coconut oil...
The doctors want my son to eat more carbs than we did otherwise. A typical meal before diagnosis was 25+ carbs, but they are pushing him to eat 75+ carbs for each meal. As a compromise, we have been averaging 45+ carbs a meal the last week.
I think the insulin itself is gross, so I really want to pump up his nutrition otherwise. I could not wait to get him home from the hospital because all he was eating was white bread, pancakes, and milkshakes - no veggies. The concept was "eat whatever you want and cover it later"... The nutritionist could not believe how we eat - sprouted whole grains, etc. I really did not go into the fact that we eat lots of fats and RAW milk and kefir.
Anyone have experience with Type 1 and TF, and any other suggestions for me?