Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the person is dependent on insulin all his life, as their body stops making insulin. As it usually happens at a younger age, it used to be called juvenile-onset diabetes.
Maintaining a healthy diet is important for type 1 diabetes management. If it is a young child, with diabetes, good nutrition will help the child grow well. If its older person, a good diet will give them energy and sound health.
A type 1 diabetes diet is designed to provide maximum nutrition, and also matching it with the insulin dose given. This technique is called is called Carbohydrate counting. Using carbohydrate counting , you can match your insulin doses to food. Using this technique, you shall be able to eat almost anything and still be able to decipher the right insulin dose to match it. This technique is globally accepted method for management of type 1 diabetes.
Along with this, we guide you on other aspects of management like monitoring, maintaining food logs. We teach you to match sugar readings and foods eaten so that you can manage your blood sugars better. How to exercise, how to monitor while playing, during exams, during traveling…. we tackle it all for you!
Listen To What My Patients Say
Shilpa Joshi, RD was referred to me after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 30. Right off the bat she was immensely comforting and reassuring that my life is going to go back to the way it was. Through the course of 5 sessions, she taught me how to count carbohydrates and how to accurately determine my carb-insulin ratio. She also focused on the characteristics of a lot of Indian foods for which you can’t readily find information online. Through these sessions and a few follow up ones, she has geared me into tackling the daily food decisions that come with Type 1 Diabetes without overthinking it. She’s comforting, approachable and always available when you need her. I am grateful to have met her and am better off because of it.
I am a type 1 diabetic who has done the carb counting course with Shilpa Joshi, RD Post my learning sessions with her I find myself better equipped to manage my BSL's. The key to managing Type 1 diabetes is understanding the impact of the food you eat on your sugar levels. Shilpa explains it well as her knowledge base is vast and experience is exemplary. She is a teacher who understands you and advises you on a food plan best suited to your lifestyle.