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 15, 2000
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Our 18 month old child was just diagnosed with type 1. He is a lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and likes avocados. We have been searching for the carb content on them, and have not been able to locate the amount. Can you help? Also, are avocados a source of protein?
According to the California Avocado Board — and they ought to know! — 1/5 of a medium avocado contains 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrate (which is all in the form of fiber, so it should not raise blood sugar), and only 1 gram of protein. The fat in avocados are mostly of the monounsaturated type, so they’re great for heart health. In addition, avocados contain vitamin A and phytochemicals thought to be valuable in preventing both cancer and heart disease. They are a great, healthy food choice for your son and the rest of the family.