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.
August 5, 2003
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Plano, Texas, USA:
My 17 year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes less than a month ago, is very active. Since it is summer, he is with friends a lot, they typically go out to eat at some point, and he calls me for information on carbs. I find lots of information on websites regarding fast food, but can't seem to find carb info on actual restaurants in my area, and I cannot find any information on Chinese food. Is there a website or book that could help us find some reliable answers on carbs?
I would suggest you look at the Nutrition section at our website. There are some good resources for carbohydrate counting and meal planning. You might find the page on Computerized Meal Planning particularly of interest.
[Editor’s comment: There are several books available that you might also find useful. To name a few:
Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating by Hope S. Warshaw
Eat Out, Eat Right! A Guide to Healthier Restaurant Eating by Hope S. Warshaw
The Doctors Pocket Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter: 2002 Edition, Plus 101 Fast Food Chains and Restaurants by Allan Borushek.