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.
March 22, 2001
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Church Hill, Tennessee, USA:
My eight year old daughter was diagnosed five months ago, and she is never hungry. How can I get her to eat when she has to and to eat more food?
I see no need to have her eat more food when she’s not hungry if her growth is normal. Furthermore, daily meals can always be tailored to her appetite. Current insulin therapies are aimed to match individual eating habits providing normal growth, normal weight and, last but not least, a good quality of life.
[Editor’s comment: This is not uncommon at this stage after diagnosis. I suggest that you and your daughter meet with a dietitian to evaluate her current meal plan.