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Support Forum Topic: MyBlood Glucose: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime, Other
Started by: Steve (My Health Software Support)
Date: May 10, 2009

An interesting question for My Blood Glucose:

> I love the idea of your log system, but my MD wants my log
> broken into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime, Other
> Is there any way to switch your headings to show, and categorize
> by Breakfast, lunch, dinner , bedtime?

While it is not possible to switch the headings, you can still do what your MD wants and break the readings into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime and Other.

The basic idea is to add “categories” for the three meals. Once you have added the mealtimes as categories, you can choose which category the reading is in when you enter it (At the bottom of the “Enter Reading” dialog).

These categories are then printed in the report showing your MD which readings are for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner etc. In addition, My Blood Glucose will automatically calculate the average pre and post … Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime reading, which your MD may find handy.

To setup My Blood Glucose to record this information, follow the steps below.

1/ Click on the “Study readings” task, then click on the “Categories” tab.
2/ Click on the  “Add new category” task. This will open the “Add Category” dialog. For the “Short Label”, enter “Meal-Breakfast” (without the quotes). Make sure there are no spaces between the words “Meal” and “Breakfast”, only a dash/minus sign. For the “Description” enter “Breakfast” (without the quotes). Then click on the “Change icon” button and choose the blue star (or whatever reminds you of breakfast!). Then click the “OK” button twice.
3/ Repeat step 2/, this time entering “Meal-Lunch”, “Lunch” and the blue square (or whatever reminds you of lunch!).
4/ Repeat step 2/, this time entering “Meal-Dinner”, “Dinner” and the blue circle (or whatever reminds you of dinner!).

All done! Now when you click on the “Enter a reading” task, at the bottom you will be able to select between the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner categories (Technical Note: because we used the “Meal-” prefix for all the categories labels, My Blood Glucose knows that a reading can only be in one of the three categories).


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