Paediatric carbohydrate snacks of 10g or less

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The aim of this diet sheet is to provide a list of snacks suitable for children with Type 1 diabetes. A snack containing 10g or less of carbohydrate will have little effect on blood sugar levels and therefore insulin is not usually required to cover these snacks. Please check with your diabetes team e.g. doctor, diabetes specialist or dietitian if you have any concerns.

Snacks may be required by some children who eat smaller meals to ensure they meet their daily nutritional requirements. Snacks can be consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet if your child is not overweight.