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.
September 23, 2002
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Henderson, Nevada, USA:
I am 18 years old, have type 1 diabetes, and I am using an insulin pump. At my last visit, my endocrinologist asked me to go on a no-carb diet. How safe is a diet without any carbs? I am familiar with the benefits of cutting down on carbs, but I've never heard of cutting them all together. What is your opinion of a no-carb diet?
I have never heard of the routine use of a no-carbohydrate diet in clinical practice.
[Editor’s comment: Please doublecheck with your doctor (or the office nurse) to be sure you understood him/her correctly. And if they confirm that that is what was said, ask for a referral to a diabetes dietitian for advice about what might be appropriate for your situation.