No, I think you're right - you can't get the weekly reports.
But I actually was talking about the daily summaries. I get the ranges for things I've entered... but in order to know what actual unit values they are, I have to go back and forth between the setup page, write down the units, go back to the summary... it would just be so much easier if each tracked heading had a unit! even if only a "%" or "mg".
Not being a programmer, and not knowing your program, I don't know how much of a PITA this would be for IT there... from a user's POV, it doesn't seem like it ought to be that difficult. But 'puter things are frequently not what they appear to be.
It does seem that some values are recorded in mg/mcg tho... -?-
Is there any way those units might be appended onto the daily report? Even if only as a symbol on the column headings? I can see on the setup page what the values are, but I don't always remember that when I'm checking my daily summary.
I'm totally frustrated with the fact that there are a few things we're unable to touch. I understand some things are critical... but if we choose to set a different range for alerts, I think we ought to be able to do that. IMHO.
Could a programmer look into adding the units, at least?
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1/17/14 10:43 A
Ok thank you! Is there anyway I can get an average of the week for all the micronutrients? I am writing a report for school and need an average. Allison
The vitamin and mineral amounts we use at Sparkpeople, comes from the Reference Daily Intake (RDI). For Vitamin A: 100% = 5,000 International Units (IU)
The thing you need to know about vitamin A is that it comes in 2 forms: One form is preformed vitamin A and this is found in meats, liver, and is the form used in most supplements. This is the form that can be toxic and dangerous at extremely high amounts.
The other form is the form found in fruits and veggies (bête-carotene for example). This form is not dangerous in higher amounts.
Look at your nutrition record, I imagine your vitamin A is primarily coming from a higher intake of fruits and veggies; not because you are taking in large amounts of liver or supplements. Is this correct? If so, you have nothing to worry about.
For more on this topic of vitamin A, check out this great handout:
Hope this helps Becky Your SP Registered Dietitian
Fitness Minutes: (55)
1/16/14 9:25 P
Hi Becky I'm wondering what the number is when I record my food? For instance yesterday my Vitamin A was over 1000 for the whole day?? The numbers in red on the left say between 100-110%... What's that mean?? Thank you, Allison
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