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.
November 17, 2000
Daily Care, Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Mumbai, India:
My nine year old daughter has recently been diagnosed with type 1. What diet does she need to follow her so that the levels remain under control? What fruits can be given keeping the same in mind? Is it possible to avoid insulin and give pills?
For type 1 diabetes there is no “pill” that will take the place of the insulin injections, I am sorry to say. I hope you have a good team (doctor, nurse, dietitian) that can give your family a meal plan that will work with your daughter’s food likes and dislikes. Fruits and juices are fine to include, but please check with the dietitian regarding specifics.