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.
July 3, 1999
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Marblehead, Ohio, USA:
I have made my daughter sugar-free candy. She is 11 years old, type 1. It says that it contains Maltitol. I know that regular chocolate she can have 1 ounce to count as one, but how much can she have if it is sugar-free?
Without knowing the actual carbohydrate content of the food, I would say 1 ounce of it would count as 1 carb, but watch out for the side effects of sugar alcohol, as is what is used in this candy. It can and will cause severe gassiness and diarrhea. We usually suggest just using regular candies and eating a smaller amount.