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.
May 2, 2004
Meal Planning, Food and Diet, Research: Cure
Question from Paramus, New Jersey, USA:
I am an Indian physician and my daughter has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. We are vegetarians and we eat mostly Indian ethnic food. Do you know any nutritionist who can assist us in formulating plan for Indian diet for my daughter? She was just diagnosed three days ago. What are her chances of getting rid of this disease? I am interested in islet cell transplant and monoclonal antibody trials to increase her honeymoon period, if she gets that.
I would recommend that you speak with your daughter’s physician and ask for a referral to a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes meal planning. He/she can develop an individualized meal plan that takes into account your family’s specific food and cultural preferences. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes currently, but it certainly can be well controlled with meal planning, activity, and insulin.
Additional comments from Brenda Hitchcock:
For information on efforts to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, see our page on Research into a Cure. You should also read Research News and Information.