Tips to Avoid Diabetes in Children


Diet-and-DiabetesDid you know that our children and our grand children have a 1 in 3 risk of developing diabetes?

My children have been going through a phase of not wanting to eat the things they should, you know.. those things called fruits and vegetables?

While I know this is normal throughout toddlerhood I can’t help but think about the future and how our children will be affected.  
Becoming overweight brings risks of becoming diabetic, there are other factors that are involved as well, however being overweight is one factor that I can control.

There are a few changes that I am making in my children’s life to help them avoid their chance of becoming diabetic:

  • Limit the juices, when my firstborn was little we did give him juice. We have since then removed juice from my older one’s diet and for the most part they both drink water and milk.
  • Include a fruit or veggie in every meal, even if it means chopping up a veggie and sneaking it into his chicken nuggets.
  • Speaking of chicken nuggets, we are changing how we cook in our home by slowly getting rid of processed foods.
  • Bringing in more activity! Exercise is so important and one of the major factors in keeping our children from becoming diabetic and in controlling diabetes.



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