A major part of the care of the child with diabetes is healthy nutrition. Our team of Registered Dietitians/Certified Diabetes Educators specialize in diabetes education and are up to date on the latest nutrition research and guidelines.
Our goal is to help you and your child understand and develop an individualized plan for managing your child's diabetes at home. This includes helping you to adjust to your family's typical food and activity schedule. Your child can continue to make food choices similar to those of children without diabetes within the context of an overall healthy diet.
The following pages offer practical information that you can use to help your child eat much like other children yet stay within the guidelines that will allow him or her to maintain optimal blood sugar control.
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Registered Dietitians
Our team of Registered Dietitians is available to answer your nutrition questions Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.
- Jennifer Cleveland, MMSc, RD, CDE 317.944.3614 (office), email@example.com
- Nicole Spears, RD, CDE 317.944.3614 (Office), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura Kenny, RD, CD 317.944.3623, email@example.com
- Jessica Chubinski, MS, RD, CD (Meridian Crossing Clinic) 317.688.5681, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Diabetes Nutrition Websites
USDA Search for Common Foods — very easy to use. Type in the food item in question and select "submit". It is important to note that the first serving listed for all food items is for a 100 gram portion. Use the portion selections below for more accurate readings (usually includes a choice equal to the standard serving size for that food item).
Nice search for brand name food items as well as "sit down" restaurants.
Another nice search for brand name foods/restaurants.
Calculating your child's body mass index