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How to Use SparkPeople When You Have Type 1 Diabetes

Free Weight Loss Tools for People with Diabetes

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Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 1 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Program , which offers a variety of free tools, trackers, articles and support options that can help you achieve success in the lifestyle management program that your doctor, health care provider and/or Certified Diabetes Educator has outlined for you. We also offer free diabetes meal plans created by registered dietitians!

SparkPeople can help you with the diet, exercise and carbohydrate-counting components of your treatment plan, but please note that our website is no substitute for regular medical care. While certified diabetes educators helped develop these articles and tools, you should follow the treatment guidelines given to you by your doctor and/or certified diabetes educator should you encounter any contradictions to your treatment plan.
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About The Author

Amy L. Poetker Amy L. Poetker
Amy Poetker is a licensed and registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a master's degree in dietetics. Amy, who has spent most of her career working in diabetes education, is dedicated to the treatment of that disease and the prevention of related complications. See all of Amy's articles.

Member Comments

  • I found reading Richard Bernstein M.D.'s "The Diabetes Solution" to be very helpful in learning about Insulin Resistance. Dr. Bernstein has had Type 1 diabetes since he has been twelve years old and he is a healthy 78. He uses a low carb diet, so this diet with 50% carbs wouldn't "fly" with him. - 9/2/2014 9:15:57 AM
    This article says free meal plans but I still dont see a meal plan, my nutrition tracker says they are unavailable for people with diabetes. anyone know where to find them, or are they still unavailable?
    - 11/27/2010 11:25:53 AM
  • Great article, and very welcome.

    I am a 40 year veteran of Type 1 and am very happy with this post. I look forward to these new additions, and to the expansion of the Diabetes Beta features.

    Please consider me as a "Beta-tester"!

    John - 8/26/2010 6:44:50 PM

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