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 24, 2002
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My three and a half year old daughter, who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, refuses to follow a regular diet pattern and doesn't want to consume high fiber foods. She is fond of sweets and always wants ice cream, chocolates, and other sweets. Please help me out. Although this must be a very common question, I really need your advice.
In addition to following the general advice using the Food Guide Pyramid, I would suggest avoiding simple sugars (ice cream and various other sweets) although occasionally having a sweet as a treat is okay. Visiting with a dietitian who has experience in treating kids with diabetes would be beneficial for you.
[Editor’s comment: Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace by Betty Brackenridge and Richard Rubin a great reference for managing a toddler with diabetes.