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 11, 2002
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Los Angeles, California, USA:
I have type 2 diabetes treated with Glucophage [metformin] and have been observing a low-carb/increased protein diet. However, it seems that even small amounts of carbs (a bit of rice or bread in a few meals) leads me to pack on about four pounds very quickly. Does the fact small carb portions quickly pack weight on suggest anything to you?
I am not a big fan of the high protein diet for patients with diabetes. You are taking in large amounts of protein and often large amounts of fat. Even if fat intake is kept reasonable, you are concentrating protein in the kidney and that is not a good thing for patients with diabetes. I would suggest a comprehensive approach looking at total calories. I suggest you see a dietitian.