Ok we do not (now will I consider) restrict food (or carbs) from any of our kids. However just lately our 5 year old (who has D, DX 3/8/10 at age 4) has started sneaking food. This is driving me CRAZY!
Today he had lunch - sandwich, apple and chips and iced tea. After we had all eaten I went to put the youngest down for a nap ( he is 2) and while he was nursing to sleep the 5 year old had a cheese stick (no problem there) and a yogurt (16 carbs - grrrrrr!). this is not even 30 minutes after lunch! I however had no idea and he then came into the bedroom and asked if he could have some crackers and cheese, so I said yes and fixed him 5 ritz crackers with cheese (10 carbs). While he was eating that his 12 year old brother comes in and says “you know he had a yogurt”. Of course the 5 year old denies it, but I found the (hidden) yogurt cup and some other evidence of hidden snacks (apple core, cheese stick wrappers etc) in his room. This would also explain why all of a sudden his dinner numbers have been wacky. (insert picture of me pulling hair out here!)
I have tried the rational approach; explaining that it could make him very sick if he eats food mom (or dad) does not know about it. And that most of the time he can have what he wants, but we may need to give extra insulin etc. depending on how many carbs are in it etc. I homeschool so the other kids do ask for snacks etc. during the day so even there I am not asking for anything anyone else is not doing. We do not have a set snack time, I am not into setting schedules (for food, naps or anything) and we are pretty relaxed overall.
Just curious if other parents have faced this and if they have any ideas besides putting a lock on the fridge and the pantry.