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.
October 27, 2004
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Madrid, Spain:
My son is five years old. Over the last three years, his numbers are between 7.2 mmol/L [130 mg/dl] and 8.2 mmol/L [148 mg/dl]. For the last year, for lunch or dinner, once or twice a week, I give him a chocolate candy. Of course, I count carbohydrates and, after the meal, his numbers are like always, no higher than other times. Is it okay or can it be a problem for my son in the future?
If blood glucose levels, A1c and blood lipid levels are still good, I see no problem allowing the candy.