Balancing your diet when you have Type 1 diabetes can be challenging but it is important. Making sensible food choices and adapting your eating habits will help you manage your diabetes and protect your long-term health. The good news is that you should still be able to enjoy a wide variety of food.
What's in this section
In this section you will find out about the importance of carbohydrate in your diet, and how knowing how much carbohydrate you eat can be an effective way of managing your diabetes.
Taking steps to balance your diet is also good for your overall health so you'll also find more general information about healthy eating.
You're likely to have lots of questions about your diet and we've tried to answer the most common ones. A registered dietitian should be able to answer any further questions.
Diabetes UK recommends that everyone with diabetes should see a registered dietitian at diagnosis, and then have regular reviews for specific advice on their eating habits.
Reviewed March 2010
Next review March 2011