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 16, 2002
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Illinois, USA:
My 51 year old mother-in-law, diagnosed with type�1 diabetes about five years ago, is a soda pop addict! She drinks four to five cans a day and recently she told me she is taking 3,000 units of insulin daily, but her sugar level is not being controlled. Could this indicate a more serious problem?
Are you sure that she is taking 3,000 units per day? That sounds too high.
The issue related to soda pop drinking is a common clinical issue. It would be best to use the pop sweetened with Nutrasweet aspartame. The usual number of calories in a 12 ounce can of soda pop is 240. Therefore, just in soda pop alone, she is taking in up to 1200 calories for five cans. These numbers clearly add up.
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