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.
April 5, 2001
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA:
Ten years ago, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was told that I should only eat cold cereal with less than 7 grams of sugar per serving. As an addict to cereal, I would like to know if that is true. Is there still a limit on the amount of sugar per serving?
Any food can fit into your diabetes meal plan, even sugared cereals, although you may not be able to get as much of the sugared cereal as the unsweetened cereals. The name of the game is still total carbohydrate as opposed to grams of sugar. Unsweetened cereals are still probably better since they still have better sources of vitamins and minerals.