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.
May 12, 2006
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Madisonville, Tennessee, USA:
I'm a school nurse with two fairly new juvenile diabetics. They get 12 to 15 gram carbohydrate snacks. What are some healthy alternatives that I can provide them? Right now, parents send fruit roll-ups Rice Krispie treats, Little Debbie cakes, etc. This seems to shoot them up high and then they drop again. One of them is allergic to peanut butter.
With regards to healthier snacks that are approximately 15 grams of carbohydrate and are peanut free, I would suggest the following:
low carbohydrate yogurts
popcorn (3 c. of a lower fat variety)
8 ounces low fat milk
One low fat string cheese stick with five or six saltine crackers
Please be sure to check the packages for serving sizes.