Holiday Treats for Kids Who Have Diabetes
The holidays can be especially difficult for a child with type 1 diabetes. Cookies, candies, cakes and pies—part of almost every celebration—are temptations that can wreak havoc with your child’s blood glucose levels. Keep them happy and healthy with these holiday treat options.
Fruit & Veggie Dippers
Mix and match fruits and vegetables to keep them interesting. Try dips made with peanut butter, low-fat cream cheese and low-fat sour cream.
Ants on a Log
Fill a celery stick with natural peanut butter, almond butter or low-fat cream cheese and put raisins or granola on it.
Graham Cracker Delights
Spread peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese on the cracker and place sliced apples or grapes atop it.
Tasty Rice Cakes
Dress your cakes with fruit spread or all-natural peanut butter for a crunchy treat.
There are times when a handful of grapes isn’t quite the surprise children were hoping for. Try stuffing their stockings with a few of these:
|3 Musketeers Minis||1 mini bar||4 grams|
|Hershey’s Kisses||1 kiss||3 grams|
|Pixie Stix||1 stick||2 grams|
|Pop Rocks||1 package||9.5 grams|
|Mini Chewy Sweetarts||7 pieces||12 grams|
|Tootsie Pops Miniature||1 pop||4 grams|