I did some research when I saw the D program... it's based on the ADA recommendations, and the ADA says "A place to start is at about 45-60 grams of carbohydrate at a meal. You may need more or less carbohydrate at meals depending on how you manage your diabetes. You and your health care team can figure out the right amount for you..." www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/pla
Basically, I think they set it up for someone who hasn't got any kind of program in place yet. So that sort of makes sense... but I agree, it's way too high. In my opinion, they aren't keeping up with the current research. I don't know ANYONE who's diabetic who can get away with 45-60 carbs in one sitting, without PAYING for it in higher numbers... unless they're used to eating more than that to start with. If THIS is an improvement for those people, just imagine how much they're going to benefit when they have their own customized parameters!...
There are ongoing discussions right now on improvements to the program. With the regular set-up, people can change their carbs, proteins, fats, caloric range... with the D program, you can't. When we have our own programs, set up by ourselves and our medical teams, it's frustrating not to be able to plug it into the SP tracker.... We're hoping that gets changed. Soon...
Meanwhile, I re-set what I can on the tracker, set my own parameter on paper, and just wait impatiently for SP to catch up... they DO have a lot to do, it just surprised me they did this to us in the first place... hm.
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 5/28/2012 (11:30)
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