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.
March 30, 2000
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Bethpage, New York, USA:
Our 4 year old son was diagnosed with diabetes a few days ago. He is approximately 70 lbs. I need to know how many carbs, etc. he should be eating. This is very confusing and we don't want to do anything to hurt him.
I would highly recommend you find a dietitian who works with children to establish an appropriate carbohydrate meal plan for your son. Without the height and lots of information about what he currently eats, I would not be able to assess his carbohydrate needs. As he grows and develops, the numbers will change so finding a dietitian who can help you along the way is a very good idea.