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.
June 7, 1999
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Lexington, South Carolina, USA:
My daughter was diagnosed several months ago. She was only 15 months old. She is a good eater and I am having trouble finding low- or no-carbohydrate snacks for the times she is high but needs to eat a meal or is hungry for a snack. Can you give me some suggestions?
I would highly recommend you get in touch with your dietitian and the diabetes team for suggestions. You do not mention what insulin regimen she is on but it may be that it could be changed to allow a little more flexibility. One of the things that can be risky for young children is omitting food for high blood sugars. Sometimes the blood sugar will drop rapidly when least expected. You might try cheese or peanut butter on a small cracker. Another resource that addresses this issue is the book Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace. There are many good suggestions for young children and for kids as they grow up.