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Calorie intake for diabetics Mfenton47 — Oct 06, 2017 01:12PM PDT

I now have diabetis should my calorie intake stay at 1200 per day?
Margaret

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Best Answer Oct 06, 2017 02:11PM PDT Logan

While those of us here in tech support are eager to make sure you have an exceptional experience using the MyFitnessPal app and website, we are not a great resource for specific nutritional or exercise advice.

If your doctor has provided diet recommendations for you, you can set your own nutritional goals for calories, carbs, fat, and any other nutrient that we track.

To Change your goals on the Website:

Log in to http://www.myfitnesspal.com in a web browser
Click “My Home”, then “Goals”
Choose the “Edit” option for the goals that you would like to adjust.
Once you’ve saved your changes, those same changes will appear in the app the next time the app syncs to the website

To change your goals in our Android and iOS apps:

Tap “Goals” in the Menu (or “More” page)
Tap the settings to adjust your weight change and macronutrient goals (Fat, Protein Carbs)
Tap “Advanced Nutritional Goals” to adjust additional micronutrient goals

MyFitnessPal distributes fat, carb and protein calories based on a percentage, in five percent increments. If you customize your macronutrient goals, all three goals will adjust to total 100%.

While future versions of MyFitnessPal may include features specifically targeted to the needs of our diabetic users, here are a few current features that may help you to adjust your goals.

If you would like to keep track of blood sugar levels or insulin injections, many of our users use the “notes” section to keep track of any additional information.

Additionally, you can record your blood sugar levels in the measurement section. However, this section is designed for a single measurement per day. We recommend creating a different measurement category for each time you check your blood levels. For example, Blood Sugar Check 1, Blood Sugar Check 2, etc.

If you’d like to track additional measurements such as body fat percentage, pedometer steps, blood sugar, hips or thighs, you can adjust the measurements you are tracking by logging in to your account on our website at www.myfitnesspal.com.

Each measurement can contain only one value per day, so, for instance, if you wish to track your blood pressure, you would need to add two measurements, one for systolic and one for diastolic. Similarly, if you wish to track your blood sugar more than once per day, we recommend creating an AM Blood Sugar and a PM Blood Sugar measurement, as an example.

Once you’ve logged in, click on “My Home”, then “Check in”, then “Track Additional Measurements”. You’ll be taken to a page where you can add or remove measurements in your account. Any changes you make will be synced to the app the next time the app is connected to the internet.

On the website, these measurements will be visible in the “Check-In” area. In our apps, you’ll find them on the “Progress” page.

Warm Regards,
Logan
MyFitnessPal Staff

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