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 27, 2001
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Australia:
My seven year old daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. Can you supply me with information as to what she can eat? What is the sugar content in the product such as pasta, rice, sugar? In the light of the above I'm not interested with recipes as much as I'm interested in sugar content in products to suit our Turkish meals.
You may want to look in your local book store for information on carbohydrate counting. There are many books available that give the breakdown of foods regarding carbohydrate, protein and fat. The American Diabetes Association (and presumably most national diabetes organizations) also has books for sale which might be of interest to you.
I would also suggest that your set up an appointment with a dietitian to help you and your daughter develop a meal plan. Meal plans need to be patterned according to individual needs.