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.
December 9, 2004
Meal Planning, Food and Diet, Weight and Weight Loss
Question from Keene, New Hampshire, USA:
My boyfriend, who is 18 years old, has diabetes, but I don't know what type. He wants to lose weight, even though he doesn't need to at all. He's about 5 feet, 11 inches and weighs about 165 pounds. He wants to lose about 10 to 15 pounds. He started exercising on a regular basis, which is a good way to do it, I guess. But, now he's not eating meat and I was wondering if this was a bad thing? Can he put himself in danger? He's already scared me a few times, before he stopped eating meat, and I just don't want him to hurt himself or put himself in danger over losing weight
Not eating meat is not particularly dangerous as long as there is still a source of protein in his diet. Other good sources of protein include dairy foods such as milk and cheese, and fish.