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.
August 31, 2002
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Panama City, Florida, USA:
My grandfather was just diagnosed with diabetes. Is there a list that includes what he can eat, including information about eating sweet stuff such as cookies, cakes and ice cream?
Ask the doctor to refer you to a dietitian in your vicinity who can help you with your questions. Your grandfather should speak with one, and it would help if you could attend as well.
Generally speaking, the diet for someone with diabetes is simply a healthy diet, guided by the Food Guide Pyramid. However, each individual has different needs, so it is always helpful to see a dietitian.
There are many things available to help with meal planning and choosing the right foods to eat. You might also want to check out Books for Parents, Adults and Older Kids or the American Diabetes Association website for the many books that are available.