I’m not really sure how to respond to this ….
I have a friend that works in a daycare.. She had a new child (10 mos old) start in her class a couple of weeks ago, and when the mom came in the week before to finalize everything and give instructions, etc., the mom mentioned she was T1 and she does not give her son any carbs, including rice cereal, because she does not want him to get diabetes like she did.
Granted, I do not know anything about this mom. I’ve never met her.. But my friend asked me if there was anything she could say to her (because my friend knew enough to know that was not necessarily accurate.) I told her that it is certainly the mom’s prerogative on whether or not to feed her child carbs. But that IMO it does not matter whether or not she gives him carbs – that will not determine whether or not he becomes diabetic. She could not give him carbs and he could still get it one day. My 16 years of being able to go trick-or-treating before my dx, is not the reason I found out I was diabetic at the age of 17.
I get that so many people are still incredibly ignorant (meaning just NOT knowledgeable) when it comes to diabetes. But this one kind of surprised me.