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.
January 13, 2007
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from South Africa:
I was recently diagnosed with diabetes so a dietitian connected to the Diabetic Centre has prescribed a diet. I have been unable to contact my educator by telephone and do not have an e-mail address for the centre. The dietitian has said that for breakfast I must have cereal, muesli, porridge, etc., but when I test myself about one and a half to two hours after eating, my blood sugar is 9.5 mmol/L [171 mg/dl] or higher. Should I stop eating this way or does it not really matter?
I really think the best thing for you to do is go back to the educator and go over your glucose logs and food diaries and learn how to adjust your meals and medicines accordingly. Diabetes education is an ongoing process. There is always more you can learn.