This is very frustrating. I have insulin resistance (headed toward diabetes) and could never in a million years lose weight if I ate 50% of my meals in carbs, and my husband is full blown diabetic. Sparkspeople has it's diabetic setting to 50% carbs each meal. Seriously? No one with any true knowledge of full blown diabetes would recommend 50% of calories in a meal be eaten as carbs. We have been to several classes at our local hospital and no way would they recommend that. If my husband ate 50% of his meals as carbs, his blood sugar would be through the roof and it's not in any way what his doctor would recommend. Also, the fat settings are so dang low. We get most of our fat from good fats like avocado, olive oils, coconut oil, etc, but these setting in my humble opinion are NOT healthy for a true diabetic. And what's worse, is you can't adjust them properly.
2/5/2014 11:54:47 AM
I really like SparkPeople but am frustrated by my inability to adjust the daily carb target. My diabetes dietician has me on 120 carbs per day, considerably less than what is in the SparkPeople program.
10/10/2013 1:22:48 PM
How do you view the meal plan? I know how to get to the area where the meals shouls show. I don't see not meals?
8/29/2013 4:34:53 PM
I too find spark people complicated but haven't found anything that isn't -Yet- I find i spend more time trying to fill out trackers than getting out there on my bike.My main goal in life is to find a site that recognized that a lot of diabetics have lost their teeth and offer recipes suited to "non chewers".
Thank you for being Diabetic friendly. I closed my Weight Watcher's account and joined SparkPeople!
7/12/2013 12:47:19 AM
Im new to Sparkpeople after just being diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. I am very confused as to whether this program is the right one, after reading some of the comments. i guess I'll just have to wait for my appt. next with with the Diabetic Educator to find out.
6/29/2013 3:51:31 PM
I have joined the management plan and clicked each thing for Type II and still can't find a free week's worth of meal plans and so I can empathize with the member for whom the site is too difficult to use. It is probably simple if you understand it so I guess I'll hang in there for awhile. The one for ten bucks a month where they use the sales at Safeway plus your preferences would tempt us except Bill always shops at Safeway--a creature of habit. :)
I added a third snack to my meal plan according to my dietician's recommendations. It shows in the nutrition tracker, but it doesn't give foods on the meal plan, and is not included in the overall totals of nutrients. How do I get it to do that? My other two snacks are included in the overall total and have food suggestions.
I am in information overload!!!! I am newly diagnosed with diabetes (2/13) and hypothyroid (10/12) as well as have multiple food allergies/intolerances, i.e.: gluten intolerant, severe allergies to all nuts + peas. Trying to figure out appropriate nutrition and meal planning is about to send me over the edge :P Can anyone help???
5/8/2013 7:47:35 AM
i am so overwhelmed with the diabeties and trying to lose weight and figure out this site. how do you manage diabeties on a very tight budget.
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