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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 13,316
11/22/19 4:01 P

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QUEENFROG, I don't list it under any macro. Other than units, I zero it all out. I don't get a total at the end... emoticon but I can at least see what I've done. If I forget for some reason, I enter what I should have taken, and enter that plus entering "insulin forgot" and entering again as minus that amount. If I need to change when I eat, I write that down in the notes section at the bottom of the page, and use the space for the meal closest to that time.... tedious but it kind of works...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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11/19/19 12:50 P

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Cool idea for recording your insulin! What macro do you log the insulin number as?

I agree, being able to record it at each meal would be a little helpful, but knowing how long it took my insulin to begin working with certain foods and being able to record when you have to take extra insulin, or if you have different schedules and don't necessarily eat to SparkPeople's schedule or if you have to take a correction bolus...etc. would be more helpful.

I use an Excel spreadsheet to record what I need to, but it would be so nice to be able to combine it with this.

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11/17/19 9:05 A

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I have no set plan . I just wing it. I have been diabetic for over 40 years. no one ever set down and gave me instructions. my first doctor assumed because my mom was one that i knew all about it, in reality, my mom did not get it until I was married and out of the house. my aunts are all diabetic also but in my later years. I had not to search for help. thoughtless of myself .but i always have putten myself as not needing help. pills did not help nor did pills went to Insulin and it's been more the forty years number

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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 13,316
11/16/19 4:08 P

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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11/16/19 2:35 P

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Recently, I just joined here and I am thankful for this meaningful post. I have type 2-no-insulin and I know diet is extremely important. I try and keep our meals basic (food allergies play a part here as well) but simple dinners are difficult. I am thankful for the nutrition tracker. It is a good check point, the only drawback is resisting fudging . . . I know it is only harming myself . . . but after an exhausting, trying day . . . as the borg in Star Trek Voyager would say, Resistant is Useless. Ok, ok, no excuse.

"One thing you can be sure of, things are gonna change." Bryan Duncan

Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for God's glory. 1 Cor 10:31


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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 13,316
11/16/19 10:33 A

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Love your suggestions! I think it would be cool if they put a place with each meal for that info, as well as our blood sugars, so it could be referenced without jumping back and forth. And I agree, I am sure we aren't the first to suggest letting us set our own parameters on the diabetic management. It's one of the first criteria for treatment of diabetes, OUR DOCTORS are giving us guidelines, and we can't track them!

I've actually started listing my insulins as food... at least that way I can keep track. emoticon

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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11/16/19 9:51 A

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I just signed up for this and I'm horrified to discover that Sparkpeople puts in their own, cookie-cutter nutritional guidelines. We all have different guidelines from our DOCTORS and our own preferences and goals. Sparkpeople should NOT override this.

Supposing that this is an oversight and is fixed in the future, what I also need is to be able to put in the time that I ate and took my insulin, and of course how much and what type of insulin. I don't and can't eat at the same time every day. I know these needs are more complex, but if incorporated, I would be willing to pay for it in order to keep the nutrition tracking. I love the nutritional tracking and have been using this site off and on for about 10 years.

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