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P.E carbs

Discussion in 'Parents' started by Babydee00001, May 8, 2018.

  1. Babydee00001

    Babydee00001 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all , my son does P.E twice a week , he is getting on ok with it since his diagnosis ... I just wanted some ideas on more healthy carbs for him to have prior during and potentially after . He’s been having cereal bars and similar but if he’s having 3 per session of p.e it seems a bit excessive , any advice would be great thank u
     
  2. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You could possibly try a banana xx
     
  3. Babydee00001

    Babydee00001 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was just checking on carbs and cals about how much is in a banana .. if he has a fair sized one he may only need the one altogether! That’s got to be better then eating all them bars lol . He’s not mad on bananas but I’m sure he’ll be cool with it ! Can all but try ! Thanks xx
     
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  4. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fruit is a good option. Or a sandwich (or half a sandwich depending on how many carbs you want), especially since that gives some meat/salad servings as well as carbs.
     
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  5. Babydee00001

    Babydee00001 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thbak u , we are going to try a banana next time
     
  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I eat a sandwich before swimming, works fine to me.
     
  7. Babydee00001

    Babydee00001 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank u i give a go too !
     
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    billybadger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does he reduce his insulin dose prior to the
    PE lesson? My daughter reduces hers by up to 20% before PE and I do the same whenever I'm exercising (which isn't as often as her :)). If not, it might be worth discussing this with your PDSN :)
     
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  9. Babydee00001

    Babydee00001 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No we don’t .. I’d never even thought of it actually thank u !
     
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