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proper diet for children with type 2 diabetes

From: BIGMAC99 - 11 years 28 weeks ago

I am at my wits end on trying to figure out a healthy, but yet proper diet and exercise program for my 10 yr. old who was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. There is so much info on the Internet I don't what to believe or do. Doesn't she need a different diet than an adult who has diabetes because she is a growing child? For ex: I have been told carrots turns to straight sugar, yet their are menu plans for diabetics than include cooked carrots. She also has hyperthyroidism and on meds for, as well as metformin for the diabetes. She is overweight mostly in her stomach area which I understand is normal with this type of diabetes. So I basically need a proper diet and exercise program for her that is correct. Anyone know how I find this?

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