Hi, As a fellow diabetic I log my own meals. I also have to account for when my blood sugar gets low. Sometimes I have to eat something not exactly on my plan just to get my level up. This can really throw me off calorie wise. Diabetics do better eating 6 small meals or meals and 3 snacks. I have an early breakfast and never know exactly when lunch is going to be so I make sure I have a healthy mid morning snack. Sometimes I have an afternoon snack and one before bed. It makes juggling calories a little more interesting. Hope this helps, but remember follow your doctor or nutritionist guide lines. Marcie
I have had to deal with higher than normal blood sugar levels, too. My doctor tells me that I am "pre-diabetic"
Actually, Spark People recommends that those of us dealing with high blood sugar issues should follow our own doctor/diabetic educator's advice rather than use their meal plans. The SP meal plans have too many carbs for us. If you haven't been able to sit down with someone who specializes in the dietary issues of diabetics/pre-diabetics, try to find the time to do so. At the very least, get a book about eating like a diabetic..or check out the many good websites that have meal planning help for diabetics.
I have been able to manage my blood sugar pretty well and have lost almost 40 pounds following the diabetic diet guidelines. On the Nutrition Tracking page, I just click the button that says "don't show meal plans" and enter my own menus. (If you don't find the food you want to track in the database, you can enter it into the database...just click the button that says "enter a food not listed". You might also find the food you're looking for by checking the "import from other members" button.
Seeing the breakdown of all the nutrients really helps me figure out what works best for me.
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