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2/18/11 4:30 P

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2/16/11 11:59 A

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My fasting blood glucose is right down to the 90 / 5.0 range! I really think the exercise is making the difference. I was in the high 90s to low 100s before I started the challenge, but nothing else has changed except the additional fitness, so - I am VERY pleased with that--!
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Sweetpea: I know it would take a little time initially, but continue to add food groupings, with the variations. Would save time later. Also, you can copy an entire meal from one day and add to another day right in the nutrition tracker portion. Then all you would have to do is delete what the difference is and add the change. I do that once in a while.

For the regular post: I use the nutrition tracker every day. What I really find helpful is the sodium tracker. That's my downfall. I don't eat a lot of processed foods, but still have some problems with that. I still have problems meeting my minimum calorie goal most days, but I still appreciate not having to look things up on my own to determine nutriton facts.

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I use the tracker pretty faithfully, but I have a love/hate relationship with it. I wish there was a way to go in to your favorite foods and just click on all of what you ate for breakfast, lunch or dinner instead of having to add each food individually. It gets very time consuming. I've tried food grouping, but unless you eat the same exact thing - you have to go in and modify it so it's still time consuming. So for the most part, I use the food tracker consistently, but a lot of times it's a real chore to do so.

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I'm seeing some results..down 3.5 lbs, and blood sugars have lowered!

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2/14/11 11:38 A

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BESHKA76: If you do the math, 50% of your calories are coming from carbs. Protein accounts for another 20% and fats the remaining 30%. Most health authorities recommend that carbs provide 45-65% of your calories.

So SP's plan is not low carb.

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My Week 3 starts tomorrow. I am really looking forward to it.

My Blood Sugars have improved ALOT!

And I have lost 5 pounds.


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I don't know what I would do without the nutrition tracker. I am trying to learn to eat smaller portions. I have been working on this as much as possible this week, because sometimes I go over my allotment. I am also trying to space my meals out so I want have such spikes. I have a crazy schedule sometimes at work and I do not do a good job on these areas. I have also noticed that I really need a one a day vitamin. I am lacing in this area also, emoticon



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I have to confess that I am not using the tracker, for some reason it just seems to slow for me..you put a food in, click on what you want, enter your amount and the screen has to refresh itself..just seems time consuming to me, so I just use a hard journal.
I post all my food on paper, along with calories and the carbohydrates in the serving, and I do have admit that I am seeing results.

It really helps to track it somewhere, whether here or on paper, the important thing is to just do it, it does make a difference!!!

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I believe there comes a time when we all are going to have set backs, That doesn't make us failures! as long as we learn from our mistakes, and get right back to doing what is right, and staying on track. For me I am learning what my triggers are for over eating and making the unhealthy food choices. I love chocolate, Friday, my husband gave me two Hershey candy bars, I ate them both in one sitting! I thanked him for my Valentine gift, but asked him not to bring any more chocolate to me. emoticon

Hi, I just want to wish everyone a well and healthy life, I know here at Spark People, we will success ed in doing just that!


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2/13/11 8:35 A

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I slipped up last week, but have made the committment to get back with it this week. I feel like a huge ship making a turn, it is so gradual, but it is turning.
I am beginning (finally after 5 years) to think like a diabetic. I think before I eat. I get all my meds. in almost every day, and I'm exercising at the Y. My glucose readings have been wonderful and if I keep this up I'm looking for an A1c to be in the 6's at the next testing in April.
No weight loss.
AND I am finding it so hard to get in enough protein each day. My carbs are at the top of the limit or over, fats seem to be okay, but proteins are always low.
Not sure what to do about that.

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I have found that I need to adjust my calorie need since I am breastfeeding. I don't check my blood sugar, because I am not yet diabetic. I am pre-diabetic. I get frustrated with how quickly carbs add up, even though I eat whole grains and am not munching on cookies all the time. No matter how healthy my food selection, at the end of a tracked day, I've eaten tons of carbs. Is this because the diabetic meal plan (caloric requirements) are low-carb and I'm just eating as a non-diabetic would?

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2/11/11 3:35 P

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Thanks for the clarification.

I expected that was likely the case. Curiously, the vegetables are often qualified as fresh, cooked and frozen for that matter. Go figure. With meat of course it makes a significant difference: 4 ounces raw is 3 ounces cooked (ball park).

Rationalizing the data, as you indicated, would be worthwhile.

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Typically the values for meats are cooked unless otherwise indicated. It has come to our attention that some meat entries aren't very clear and need to be labeled better.

Our Tech staff is currently looking into a project to help make the labeling of foods more clear. Not sure how far off that is, but hopefully it will help prevent this kind of confusion in the future.

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2/10/11 7:53 P

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Hello,

Question for coach Tanya.

I haven't found an aswer to this in any of the FAQ. I have wondered about this for some time and it has come up in another Topic elsewhere. When you select an item in the Tracker, particularly meat, is the weight given for the raw or cooked meat?


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2/10/11 4:03 P

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Being a numbers person, I find there is a nifty feature in the tracker that I doubt many people have noticed: you can export your daily report to a spreadsheet like Excel.

Steps:
Go to the Nutrition Tracker
Click See Today's Full Report
Scroll to the bottom of the report
Click Export Data to File
Excel will open with the day's data
Save if you wish

Voila!

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The tracker hasn't been helping me, hasn't helped in a while now - but it still works well enough to give me a good idea of what is and isn't going on when it comes to my glucose levels. I wish I could say that I've learned something about my eating habits since starting the program but I've not learned anything new since starting this challenge, i still eat or graze as feels right to do so.

I still have issues getting more then 1200 cals in on a given day do to lack of funds to have some high cal foods in the house or not being able to have some foods do to allergies (got to love, lactose issues, nuts issues and soy issues) that even my own dietitian hasn't in the past 6 years been able to come up with a plan that works to healthy wise to get me over 1200 consistently that doesn't involved dairy, soy in some form or nuts in general.

The only thing since started the challenge i've dun that has made a difference in my glucose numbers is that I have stopped taking my night time insulin and instead of waking up in the teens I'm back down to single digits. I now take it once I've woken up, and it seems to be working well enough that I've cut back on my meal time insulin's.

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This is my third week, and I have been doing great. I do eat Glucerna Snack Bars, which I use inbetween meals, eating alot of veg. and fruits ....especially celery with peanut butter on it.
I have lost a total of five pounds, my blood sugar is looking great.
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2/9/11 4:14 P

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I use the tracker all the time, I had a spell last summer where I got so busy that I got lazy about tracking my food intake and gained 15 lbs back. emoticon
So I got back on track last fall and been tracking ever since, then when they added the diabetic option, it has really let me know just how "off" I was with carbs, etc. I can get my calorie range just fine, but struggle with staying in my carb range. Fortunately my blood sugar is still good, my fastings are never higher than 100, it is my post meal readings I have to work on.

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2/9/11 11:56 A

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I like the tracker cause it helps me keep track of the sodium in my diet and other nutrients that I need to track...but I do like putting it down on paper as well.......cause it is there, handy for me... I have found that it doesn't matter that I added in my potassium supplements, however, for I never manage to get enough.

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It has helped me but I get more out of seeing it on paper. It is right in my face everyday when I do it then. (I keep a notebook beside me to track) I have to go to the computer to track and by then it's too late. It does help me to see the way it's split up and the percentages are great to see.
I showed it to my dietician along with the reports section.


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2/9/11 6:59 A

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I've been using the nutrition tracker for nearly the entire time I've been on Spark. (Coming up on three years.)

The changes in my eating have happened gradually, tho it was a bit more carefully monitored when I was first diagnosed with diabetes, as I had more items to track within the nutrients (e.g., carb-counting) rather than just watching the calorie intake.

My blood sugar has been steadily dropping since I started losing weight, watching the carbs, and exercising - that was December 2009. The Challenge is probably not enough time yet (I'm just about starting Week 2) for me to determine if it is making much impact. I'm sure it is helping me stablize the progress I'm already making.

My FBG averages between about 86 (4.8) and 104 (5.8) just about every day. I'm hoping this Challenge helps me maintain the good results I've had so far - and it is motivating me at a time when my motivation was dragging a little. Anything that jumpstarts the program is a good thing, to my mind, lol--!
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p.s. Having read some of the other posts, such as KATHYSOASIS, I will add that the Spark Diabetes Management Program has higher settings for the nutrition tracker than my diabetes 'team' recommends. I don't want to discontinue the DM preference as there are features I find useful, such as the glucose tracker. But I find I often have to check, and reset, the ranges for calories, carbohydrates, etc. for my personalized diet.



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I find the nutrition tracker invaluable. It keeps me honest on my food intake. I have found that the carbs are a little higher than my doctor would have me eat. I am not on drugs or insulin, I don't worry if I am a little below the carb levels. I especially watch the calories.

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Dbert, you are so right!

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Using the tracker has really showed me how much sodium I consume whenever I eat out. I'm not sure I've ever met the potassium goal for the day, but I am getting a better handle on fiber.

I'm from the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Starting week three. I track almost everything, diet, exercise, blood sugar levels, strength training. It takes awhile though to get into the computer, log on, find everything to track, etc. Sometimes, I think I could use the time to be doing something else, like exercising, or preparing a menu. But, every time I log on I learn something else about the site that I didn't know. I guess I just have to be patient. I am sure that the more I use the site, the quicker I'll become at tracking, finding, etc... I work full time so time is very precious to me. But, I am very precious to me as well. Therefore, I will keep my promise that I made to myself when I started SP. That is, to take better care of myself so I will feel better and get healthier!

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Yes, people are always confused by carbs, fruit and "sugar". I see this frequently with my elderly parents and their friends. They suffer anxiety about the mere teaspoon of sugar provided for the yeast in the bread and unfortunately ignore the relatively vast amount of carbs they are getting from the flour.

I'll put my biochemist hat on for a minute. Basically carbs come in 2 forms: complex carbs (which is probably what you refer to as carbs) and simple carbs such as those that occur in fruit and table sugar. They all count as carbs. That being said, complex carbs are much kinder to your body since it has to work harder to use them. That means that they are released more slowly into your blood stream and your blood sugar stays more even. Simple carbs are more readily available, however, they provide great nutritional value and you should not avoid them. Table sugar, however, has no such merit and it will boost your blood sugar much faster than fruit.

If you are concerned about fruit remember it provides many nutrients, just be moderate. Also combining any source of carbs with protein and/or fat reduces the sugar spike. Also, fresh fruit is better than cooked fruit which is far, far better than fruit juice. Same reason again: how readily available they are to your body. Fruit juice is little different from soda pop in terms of the effect it has on your blood sugar.

It's somewhat more complex than that but that is the basic view.

And I guess I should get off my soapbox now

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I tried the diabetic nutrition meal planner and it was so close to what I was already doing I went back to my personal plan. I have been able to get my BS to 100 or less and was surprised that my fruit choices had as much effect on my levels as my carbs. Hmmmm. Still so much to learn. But with exercise and diet, the trackers are my main tools for self control.

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I love the food tracker and cannot imagine not using it.....but I also put it down in a calorie king food and exercise journal, though I started out just using a notebook. I take the journal to meetings with my dietitian......but it is also handy to look back and see where I have come from..I track every day without fail; if I were to miss a day, that would be the day that I would end up cheating, thinking that ohhh, it doesn't count, I am not writing it down or entering it in the tracker.

My blood sugar levels have gone down a lot....since I started SP.......well, it had gone down some before....but it is more stable now.....FBS usually around 98-105 ....so that is good and my last A1 3 was 5.2 .......and my doctor was very happy about that, as was my dietitian.....still taking my meds, though ......it would be nice to get off the meds.......hopefully, when I have several more reports, they will take me off them.....*grin*

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BOOKWERME thanks for the idea. Given that diabetics should really stay away from saturated fat (heart & cholesterol), I wouldn't be inclined to add coconut oil. Palm & coconut oils are the only 2 plant products that have sat fat. And yes, I know there is some controversy about this, however, I am the cautious type.

I do use canola for cooking and olive oil for salads. Besides, I love my olives.

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I have used my nutrition tracker every day since joining sparks. I think it is plays a big part in helping me work towards achieving my goals.

I have been learning to balance carbs/proteins. I am really now concentrating on cutting back on sodium. That was a real eye opener one for me.

Following proper nutrition, exercising and taking my meds have really helped to lower my blood sugar counts.

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I have been using the food tracker for almost the entire time I have been on Spark People which will be two years mid month. I discovered I ate to much after suppr, and have cut way back. Of course old habits die hard and slipped and over did at the holidays and gained ssome weight, and the blood sugars increased. Now with a very concious effort of wathcing and with doing some exercise several times a week, blood sugars have been coming back to where they should be. I am thankful as this should help keep me off taking insulin or oral medication.

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Catherine, you could try adding coconut oil for added fat...it is healthy fat...good for diabetics. I suggest you research it though. I am using it more in cooking than when I was first introduced to it...now I add it to foods.

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I absolutely love the Food Tracker, it is the first tool I use on the site every day. I use it to plan the meals for the next day, not the current day. This makes it much easier to get up and go since I know what I am eating for the day. I immediately use the Daily Feedback feature to check the balance of nutrients.

The tool is really educational. I have healthy tendency e.g. hate fatty food, love fruit and vegetables. There have been some surprises: even with all the yogurt I eat (400 ml), I don't get enough calcium so I have added a supplement. I typically need to add more fat which wasn't a real surprise. My RD had to arm twist me into more fat, but then she mentioned olives. Yum. And phosphorus: I give up! I can never get enough.

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I only have in my favourites the food i want to eat. If you are using the diabetic tracker you can edit and remove favourites if you are putting in your own food. I do not follow the plan I have put all of my own foods in there instead since I too deal with dislikes and restrictions due to allergies.

I use the food tracker every day and whenever I use a Spark recipe I love I make sure I have it there ready to use again. There are many options you can use to make sure you are eating what the DR says but the site will give you the NUTRITIONAL information for that food.
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The food tracker is the first place I go each day and it's really helped me become aware of where I'm doing ok and what I need to work on. I found I was not getting enough dietary fiber and I'm working on that. I saw my Dr. last week and he commented that my blood sugar was better then he had hoped for with the combo of prednisone and insulin. I credit what I'm learning here with that.

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It's good to get back to using the nutrition tracker again. I am following a plan from my doctor and not the SparkPeople plan. The plan does not have measurements or calorie-counting. Sometimes I have been choosing too many low-calorie foods. If I don't plan ahead,

Based on the feedback from the nutrition tracker, I make sure that I am meeting the daily caloric minimum.

I would love to see a mass-delete function for the favorite foods. Frozen entrees and high fiber bread are out, beans and egg whites are in....

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Tracking with the site becomes so easy but you have to use it to learn all of its features. .I can track so much faster now, I can swap items in and out and more importaant to me I use all of my own favourite foods. I can put in all my breakfasts for an entire week, If you change your mind you can change your tracker. It helps you to see not just the food you have eaten but also The Calories, Fats, Carbs, Protein and anything else you want to track. I track sucrose and glucose just because i wanted to,I track Calcium amd Cholesterol because I have to. This is a great site. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I track on paper.
My sugar levels are great now.
I am more conscious of what I am eating


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DANCINGANGELS's Photo DANCINGANGELS Posts: 2,517
2/7/11 6:35 P

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One thing I surely will agree to is that it is hard to give up the things that we like so much. I have a tendency to cheat or snack in the evening. Unfortunately I don't have my own computer so have to use someone else's so don't get things entered but am afraid that the total amount of calories would scare me. emoticon

The worst time for me is in the evening and with the lousy weather it is hard to think of things to do and my girlfriend downstairs doesn't help me much either because she snacks a lot as well so we are in the same boat the only difference is that she isn't diabetic at least not yet.

It is also very hard at my church because they are always serving food for something. After church they have cookies, coffee, and apple juice. We also have a lot of social events that and boy is the food good. The last one was soup, rolls, relish trays and pie. I just couldn't resist so had to have a piece of that pecan pie my friend made. I imagine the calories in that were tremendous.

Well I have to go for now. Talk to you all soon. emoticon

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I like to enter food before I eat it to see how it compares to what I should be getting for that time of day and also for the snack at the end of the day to see the overall picture and if I need to tweak a little.

Mostly my sugars are pretty good, except for days that I have more stress than usual.

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2/7/11 5:46 P

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By using the food tracker, I discovered how crappy I was really eating plus the calories in items I thought where okay. Now all I have to do is figure out how to change my diet and start eating properly. The hard part is giving up all the foods I really like. I really do not care for most vegetables. emoticon

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BOOKWERME's Photo BOOKWERME Posts: 11,422
2/7/11 5:35 P

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My current use of the tracker is to help me figure out food choices in the dinner hour and evening. Some days I have to really cut things close, other days I have to find things to add protein, fiber or whatever. I am enjoying using the summary feature...then going back to adjust (BEFORE ) I finish everything for the day.

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WONDEROONA's Photo WONDEROONA Posts: 3,301
2/7/11 3:17 P

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I've been using the food tracker and have found out when I do most of my eating. After dinner. I don't eat enough at dinner to satiate my hunger and wind up eating ice cream, cakes, stuff like that. So, my blood sugar has improved some, but not a whole lot.

"The reason that people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they have to go instead of how far they have gotten."~Unknown


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DANCINGANGELS's Photo DANCINGANGELS Posts: 2,517
2/7/11 1:37 P

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I haven't used the tracker that much mainly because I forget it's there. I track on paper, though. I haven't been doing as well as I could be. I also forget to track my water consumption and exercise. There are days I don't do much but know things like vacuuming, dusting and cleaning count as well. My surgery date is going to change as I was to have my echocardiogram and nuclear stress test today and due to storms and icey roads wasn't able to make the hour trip so they are trying to reschedule it and left a message with the neurosugeons staff as the ladies that do the scheduling don't work on Monday so it is a little frustrating. Maybe some reminders for a few days might help me to remember to track my food, exercise, water and vegetables. I have been really busy with the planning of the tests and upcoming surgery I just forgot. Anyway am doing the best that I can. Thanks for listening and the help. Kathy

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2/7/11 1:21 P

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I love using the tracker. I helps me to make better decisions throughout the day. I also use the mobile site on my phone (Sparkpeople has not developed an app for a Web OS phone...YET?!?!?) By knowing what I have eaten and what I have left, I pick better snacks and dinner options.

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2/7/11 1:04 P

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It helps me to be aware. And see that I rarely eat enough protein and always eat more than enough carbs. I'm out of balance.

I think that I'm still in this challenge for week 3. And 2 of the action steps are things I'm already doing at this point, which is nice.

I hope that if I can keep going, I will really develop new life habits. It's not really a temporary diet when it's just the way I live.

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2/7/11 12:41 P

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Blood sugar dropped to normal range.
I discovered that eating out can be over 1000 cals, not to mention the salt and carbs!
Checking sugar before a snack time, No wonder I'm hungry, actually at or below the lowest limit. (between 5 and 7 is normal, under 10 after eating in Canada, we count differently).

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SHISMAMA Posts: 239
2/7/11 12:29 P

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The Nutrition tracker has show that there is to much Fat in my diet. So I am working on finding foods that are lower in fat that my Family will eat. My blood Sugars are becoming more consistent and I have dropped about an average of 10pt. I have also started to reduce my Insulin by 2 mls. It's not much but it is a start. Over all I feel good, I have more energy!!!

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2/7/11 12:21 P

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the nutrition tracker has been helping you.

What have you learned about your eating habits?

What have you been changing based on the feedback?

How have your blood sugars been responding?

Share your thoughts in this thread.

Coach Tanya

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