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 3, 1999
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from New Jersey, USA:
I am recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I am searching for diet information and carb and sugar counters. I would like info on how many if any grams of sugar you can have per day, and just want foods are okay to eat and how many calories can a Type 2 person have per day. I need to lose 30 pounds.
Since Type 2 diabetes involves a problem with the effectiveness of insulin rather than not producing enough insulin, I believe less sugar in the diet will help you lose weight. Fruits and vegetables and breads, cereals and milk have carbohydrate as well sugar and sugar products. The exact amount of carbohydrate is not dictated. The diet should be designed to meet your lifestyle and your health needs. I would recommend you have a talk with a dietitian who is familiar with Type 2 diabetes to help you set some goals.