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4/27/14 6:21 P

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Hi,

Thanks so much!
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4/27/14 1:17 P

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Thanks for letting me know! I don't know if this is something we're going to change, but I will certainly pass along your feedback.

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4/26/14 8:28 P

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Hi Coach Jen,

Here is where I marked noted it: It's for

"Program Set Up -Edit Other Goals"

" Your Current Other Goals"

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutrition_edit
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Edited by: MIAMIRN at: 4/26/2014 (20:28)


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"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
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4/25/14 6:16 A

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Hi Elona

Thanks for the explanation. Where is this goal showing up to add it as a Streak? (That's probably the question I should have asked before.)

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4/24/14 11:02 P

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Hi Jen,

Yes, I did manually add the A1C streak value to my program, But I can't use it. The way it's worded requires me to take the test once a week for me to be successful for a streak! It's medically impossible to do this, This test is a test that is supposed to be taken every three months, There's no such thing as taking the A1C test in the doctors office or hospital taken every week. It's a 3 month The way SparkPeople is using this test for streak purposes is medically inappropriate, The test is a measurement of glucose over a three month period, If it was worded "A1C" "Every three months, I could apply it as a steak, but I cannot do this. It's not a choice that's available in SparkPeople.

I hope I'm explaining myself clearly,

Thanks!

Elona

Edited by: MIAMIRN at: 4/24/2014 (23:04)


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SPARK_COACH_JEN's Photo SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,148
4/24/14 7:10 P

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I joined the Diabetes Challenge but didn't have that goal added to my Streaks. Is it possible that you manually added that goal to your program?

Coach Jen

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4/24/14 1:58 P

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Hi,

When a member goes to the tech frequently asked questions and they find they cannot get their answer their, they are directed to a "help" area. This is the area I am referring to.It's curious you haven't gotten any of my e-mail messages. It's okay. It looks like I am in the right place now to get an answer to my question. The area I'm referring to about "Streaks" is found when you go to your start page. It's under the Wheel. I think it says "more streaks". If you press it you go to a page that says "My Streaks". Here is the link to mine:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/streaks.asp

On the bottom of the page is an option for A1C. But there is no option other than for "each week". I can't monitor my A1C every week. It's redundant. I need to monitor it every 12 weeks or three months, which is the norm. There is another area you can access A1C,It is not in the "Team Goals" not that I have seen.

I apologize I have to leave at this time. I will return later this evening and address the other page I can refer to.

Thanks so very much for your help!

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Never, never give up!

“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense” Winston Churchill

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
~Albert Einstein

"Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your word


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4/24/14 6:39 A

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Hello

When you said you message "help", are you emailing our Support staff? We answer every question that comes in. I checked, and did not see any questions coming from the email address associated with your account.

Can you tell me where this goal is located so I can check it out? Is it on your Other Goals page or a Team goal or something else?

Thanks!

Coach Jen

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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4/24/14 5:24 A

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Hi,

I really don't like to complain, but when I post a message to "Help" I never get a response! I have messaged at least four times in the last year.

I am an RN and happen to have knowledge of the following: The A1C blood test measures glucose over a period of three months. It is rarely, if ever given earlier than every three months at a doctor's office or a lab. It is used to determine pre-diabetic or diabetic status.

SparkPeople insists on using this measurement as a WEEKLY measurement for purposes of I don't know what?? They use it for the DIabetes Program for monitoring progress and they use it for "Streaks". It is INAPPROPRIATE to use it to monitor this lab result WEEKLY in this manner. I want to use it for monitoring and streak purposes, but I can't because it is "locked" into a weekly routine. There are no alternative choices on SparkPeople.

My question is WHEN is this problem going to be addressed? And when am I going to get a response from SparkPeople. I would very much like to talk to the Medical director of SparkPeople and ask her the rationale for the use of A1C in this manner, if you have no answer that makes medical sense.

Thanks so much for your help.

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Love life!

Never, never give up!

“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense” Winston Churchill

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
~Albert Einstein

"Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your word


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