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 13, 2003
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Surrey, England:
I would like an idea of different food groups, food alternatives, and recipes for my two year old son when not in my care.
I recommend that you schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes meal planning to receive some guidance. Especially at this young age, food preferences play a big role in diabetes meal planning. Meal plans are much more individualized and tailored towards food preferences nowadays without compromising blood sugar control. Ask you physician for a referral to an RD, you won’t regret it.
[Editor’s comment: Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace by Betty Brackenridge and Richard Rubin a great reference for managing a toddler with diabetes.