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.
November 12, 2007
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Colorado, USA:
My daughter is borderline diabetic. I need information on how to change her eating habits, what type of foods to prepare without completely changing my family's lifestyle. My major concern is dealing with her "fits." If she doesn't want the food I prepare, what do I do? How do I not give in? Are there recipes available for pre-school children? If so, where?
I would recommend that you schedule some time to meet with a registered dietitian who specializes in meal planning for diabetes. This person should be able to give you strategies for dealing with a picky or difficult eater and be a resource for food ideas. It is important that you strive to make eating an enjoyable affair as well as offer a healthy variety of food options.