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Some Type 1 diabetes assistance, please!

Hi there

I’ve been a type one diabetic since I was 6 years old. I am now 22 years old and need some help. I’m having my wisdoms removed this coming Friday (2nd September) and my biggest fear is my diet and what to eat that is suitable for someone who is missing 4 molars and something that won’t spike my sugar as I doubt I can live on jelly for a week or so. Is there someone who can help me and give me some advice as to what foods I can stock up on that will be good for my sore mouth as well as for my diet?

I would really appreciate any help I can get and appreciate the help you guys provide to all other diabetics out there. Great work!

Regards, Candice

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  1. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    Hi candice get yourself some boxes of cup a soup light that does not push your sugar up. I am a type 1 diabetic too. Plain yogurt as well.
    Hope that helps a little.
    Good luck for friday.
    – Elaine Boshoff

  2. From Facebook (Diabetic South Africans):

    Woolies soup. Small soft pancakes from woolies (bacon and cheese).
    Mash with a sweet potato added to lower the GI.
    Good luck!
    – Vivian Lee Levin

  3. Hi Candice!
    Good luck on Friday – we’ll be thinking of you.

    I agree with the above advice re (unsweetened) yoghurt and soup – you could make your own soup and just blitz it so that it’s not chunky. Sugar free jelly has hardly any carbs, so that’s a good bet for when you feel like something sweet… Will ask on the Facebook page again tomorrow to see if anyone else has any bright ideas!

    Good luck x

  4. Lyn Starck Lyn Starck

    Dear Candice,
    Food should not be too much of a problem as you can eat what you can as usual, but can mash or puree all meat and vegetables as you would for a baby.You can also make fruit smoothies or milkshakes and yoghurt.
    Hope all goes well
    Regards,
    Lyn Starck
    Diabetes Nurse Specialist

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