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 30, 2005
Meal Planning, Food and Diet, Type 2
Question from Ohio, USA:
I recently became diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and want to know more about what I should or should not eat. Which foods should I stay away from? Which should I include in a regular diet? Also, how much sugars should I eat each day as everything I look at has some form of sugar in it?
Your best bet is to see a certified diabetes educator and/or registered dietitian who can teach you how to carbohydrate count and help you plan healthy meals according to your individual likes and dislikes. You can go to the American Diabetes Association web site and purchase books on carbohydrate counting as a follow up, but an individual session with an expert is invaluable.