Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
August 12, 2002
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Gaines, Michigan, USA:
About three months ago, I had a gastric bypass and recently was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (though I think I've may have had diabetes for a while), and I'm not sure what type of diet to follow. Should I eat a low carb diet?
As I understand gastric bypass, you will be eating very small amounts of foods throughout the day. I would suggest that you eat foods from all food groups and limit sweets as they provide the least amount of nutrition and are very high in calories. In order to stay healthy, you will need to take vitamin supplements as well. I would highly recommend you find a dietitian who is experienced in working with patients who have had bypass surgery for a personalized meal plan.