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8/20/15 2:54 P

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I don't know much about the insulin, but the eating more often is often something they say to do when trying to lose weight because it keeps the blood sugar more level, thus keeps people from getting too hungry and eating more than they should at a meal. Might be part of my problem. I don't eat all that often unless I am having a problem day. Otherwise I often eat a morning meal and an evening meal and that is all. I think that even though SP has just two snacks listed during the day you can add more. At least they did have it that way.

I am not sure about the other suggestion you have made because I don't use that part. It does sound like something that would be good to have in the tracker, though, since there are many that do use it for those things.

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8/19/15 11:53 P

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I'm new to SparkPeople, and have managed my Type 1 Diabetes for 37 years. I'm getting into the swing of things - monitoring my overall food intake (I carb-count to calculate my insulin dosage when I eat) and I check my BG frequently, usually 7-10 times per day, more often if I'm ill, or not feeling right.

With all that said, your feedback, as requested:

I think it's a good start. At the very least, there are three things I would request:

1) The ability to put the actual clock time with a meal. As much as I know that when you're trying to lose weight, the idea of eating more frequently is counter-intuitive, but having that flexibility is important when managing T1D.

2) The ability to put the actual clock time with blood glucose test scores. The times that I check my BG don't always correspond with meals, so having pre and post meal times is a bit constraining. Again, more flexibility is better.

3) The ability to put my insulin doses into the tracker is VERY important when trying to manage diabetes, type 1 or 2. That's a necessary element, and probably the highest priority improvement to make.

Like I said, a good effort to start. I hope that you can keep up the momentum and incorporate some of these suggestions. Reading some of the other comments, I know I'm not the only one to have suggested these. Thank you for all your doing to help people to be healthy.

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