Diabetes Diet Challenge at Ayogo Health!

For those who don't know, I work for Ayogo where we make all manner of apps to help people manage their diabetes.

This coming week, I'm leading the office in a Diabetes Diet Challenge!

Everybody is being given an ADA-approved diet & exercise regimen and we're tracking our BG, Carbs & progress using our very own Diabesties app.

More info at: www.ayogo.com

Thoughts? Comments? Diet tips? (my co-workers could use them!)


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Comment by Corinna on June 21, 2013 at 4:43pm

More power to you all.

I hope some of your app designers will participate to that they can experience what it's like for their users.

Comment by TheTurtleMoves on June 22, 2013 at 1:16am

Our lead developer, who is already very health-conscious, is very keen about this.

And, another one of our developers is constantly making these bizarre smoothies so I'm really looking forward to dissecting one and determining the nutritional content!

Comment by SEAGATOR on June 22, 2013 at 11:47am


Comment by Brian (bsc) on June 23, 2013 at 7:33am

In the US, the ADA has slowly distanced itself from dietary recommendations and now says that you should "individualize" your diet. So we don't really have say "ADA approved" anymore, there isn't one. Are you using a CDA approved diet? Is there one?

Comment by TheTurtleMoves on June 23, 2013 at 11:09am

Hmmm... Well, we're working from the guidelines for diet found here: http://www.diabetes.org/mfa-recipes/about-our-meal-plans.html

And, ultimately, the big goal is to encourage the dietary awareness that people living with diabetes have to have in our daily lives.

Comment by nel on July 23, 2013 at 9:27pm

Mr Turtle ...is this a Canadian company you represent , if yes why not use Canadian content instead of our south of the border friends content ?? ...just asking ..would it not make sense ??? ...gosh, insulin, my life line was discovered by Canadians .

Comment by TheTurtleMoves on July 24, 2013 at 9:19am

The funny thing about that is that, North or South of the border, the human hardware is the same world-wide. Aside from a few differences in the human animal according to niche genetic survival traits (one tribe that survived famine after famine due to their highly efficient energy-storing metabolism are now nearly 100% obese in this the era of abundant carbs & fat) and so it doesn't make a huge difference.

Except for matters of Canadian pride I suppose - what with us being the forerunners on the discovery of insulin, the transplanting of pancreas parts and the wearing of furry hats.

^ Canadian Expertise in Action!

Comment by nel on July 24, 2013 at 8:56pm

Ha, ha ...I think it makes a difference ( speaking as an emigrant from 1963 and a Canadian citizen since 1972 by choice ) and we are not forerunners on the discovery ...Canadians discoverd insulin !! ...have you checked the CDA 2013 Clinical Guide Lines on Nutrition ??? ...I must admit ...I am NOT techy at all ...and living with diabetes for over 30 years without complications in my chosen country Canada :)

Comment by TheTurtleMoves on July 25, 2013 at 5:57pm

8 servings of grains per day?!? Ha! No thank you. I might have a single slice of toast, or maybe a tortilla wrap, but that's about it for me.

Also, the US guidelines are much less convoluted so I went with the option that was easier to explain.

Comment by nel on July 26, 2013 at 10:19am

Can you please show me in the 2013 Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines where it states that you , I and all other PWD have to consume daily 8 servings of grains ? And if you find these Guidelines hard to understand don't you think it would be helpful to let the Association be awere and maybe for the 2018 Guidelines join a committee as a PWD ? ...that would serve all of us well .


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