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.
February 5, 2003
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Maspeth, New York, USA:
Where can I find a diet menu for my 15 month old baby with type 1 diabetes?
I would highly recommend that you schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes meal planning. He/she can individualize a meal plan with your child’s nutritional likes/dislikes in mind. They would also ensure your child receive adequate calories while optimizing blood sugar control. If need be, ask your physician for a referral to an RD.
[Editor’s comment: Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace by Betty Brackenridge and Richard Rubin a great reference for managing an infant with diabetes.