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August 14, 2012 10:39 AM
I started this three days ago and love how it keeps me on track for my goals. This makes dieting so easy as I am a very goal oriented person as long as I can see results and progress. This allows me to progress all day long and motivates me like nothing else I have done so far.

Anyhow, the reason I am out to loose the weight more than anything else is because I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am controlling it right now with a low carb diet with fairly good results.

What I would like to know, is there a setting or tool for this program to set it for a low carb diet for diabetes?
August 14, 2012 10:45 AM
My Home > Goals > Change Goals > Custom

You can set your carbs to any percentage you want. It's not exactly a full-featured diabetic tool, though. Ideally you would be able to set a hard limit rather than percentage (because if you add exercise, your total carbs goal will go up). A limit per meal would be handy, too - although it does subtotal each meal for you.

If you would like to track your blood sugar readings, go to My Home > Check-in > Track Additional Measurements and enter a field called Blood Sugar. Be aware that you can only record a number in this field once per day - if you entered a number in the morning and again at night in the same field, you would overwrite the morning number. So if you're checking more than once per day, you'd want separate fields such as "Blood Sugar Morning" "Blood Sugar Evening" and so on. To me this is a little cumbersome, and I'd keep it in a spreadsheet, but some people like to have it all in one place.
August 14, 2012 11:03 AM
Thank you. This is exactly what I was looking for and needed. I have it all changed out and it looks great. I already have a blood glucose meter and keep track of my BG levels that way. This though will allow me to keep track of my nutrition levels. Thanks for the help.

BTW: MFP could make a pile of money if they sold a BG meter that was linked to this program and had diabetes geared programming.

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