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.
October 2, 2000
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Woodland, Washington, USA:
I am looking for meal planning help along with recipes to help me prepare meals for my friend who has diabetes and has had a second triple by-pass recently. She is on a strict doctor's diet of no salt, no fat, and no sugar and must lose 150 pounds to continue to live. Nothing tastes good or is appealing with these restrictions. Can anyone help?
I would suggest going to the American Dietetic Association’s website for some suggestions. There are menus available as well as cookbooks to help plan meals.
I would say that your friend will need to take up this battle herself, and I would encourage her to work with a dietitian who can help her to maintain a healthy diet in spite of the restrictions. There are spices which help to replace the desire for salt and a diet with fresh fruits and vegetables will often appeal to individuals who are struggling with restrictive diets. Additionally, I hope your friend has been referred to the appropriate professional for advice on exercise as this will be an important part of losing weight, however guidance by her physician or an exercise physiologist is needed.