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.
January 22, 2003
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from North Canton, Ohio, USA:
I am 53 years old and was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. What is the maximum number of grams of sugar and carbohydrate I can consume in a day?
This is a great question but unfortunately, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” meal plan for people with diabetes. Each meal plan is individualized based on a number of factors: age, gender, activity, other health problems (high cholesterol/triglycerides, hypertension, etc.), and specific food likes/dislikes.
I recommend that you schedule a visit with a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes meal planning. He/she can develop a meal plan that will control blood sugars and meet your caloric needs. If you are unsure of an RD in your area, ask your physician for a referral.