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.
June 7, 2008
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India:
Can a child have mango or other fruit included in her diet?
Fruit can certainly be worked into a meal plan for a person with diabetes. The important thing to remember is that small amounts should be worked in because fruit is 100% carbohydrate, so, if eaten in larger amounts, it will certainly raise blood sugars. I would check with your health care team or registered dietitian to find out specifically how much your relative can eat. Just to give you an idea, 1/2 cup of cut up mango or 1/2 of a small mango consists of 15 grams of carbohydrate. For a child between the ages of two and five, total carbohydrates at a meal should be around 45 grams of carbohydrate per meal. Your relative’s amount of carbohydrates may vary. Check with your health care team to make sure.