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.
September 20, 2000
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Panama:
My four year old son was diagnosed several months ago. So far he's still in the honeymoon stage, and I haven't had to be terribly strict about his diet in order to keep things in control, but I know this stage isn't going to last, and I need to be working on getting him on the proper diet. Unfortunately, the only dietitians in the town where I live are from the old school of thought, and the diet they recommended would be impossible for an adult, let alone a little boy. I have been reading the book Sweet Kids and couldn't agree more that with children, the diet must be tailored to the child's appetite, and not vice-versa. Is there any organization that would be able to work out a diet for my son over the Internet, if I gave them all the pertinent information? I'm sure my son's doctor would be willing to cooperate.
I do not know of such an organization.
[Editor’s comment: How about if you show the Sweet Kids book to your son’s doctor, and have him/her insist to the dietitians that they follow the concepts in that book?