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 9, 2002
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Dublin, Ireland:
What is the justification for putting a six year old, recently diagnosed child on a low fat diet?
I don’t know of any justification for placing young children under the age of five on low fat diets, unless there is a hereditary lipid issue which is apparent at the time. Moderation in fat is a good thing for all ages, but moderation does not translate to low fat. Older children and adults with diabetes should moderate fat intake in order to reduce the risk for heart disease, especially if blood lipid (fat) levels are out of the recommended range as there is an increased risk of heart disease with diabetes.