Tracking Steps, Blood Sugar and More with MyFitnessPal

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Tracking Steps, Blood Sugar and More with MyFitnessPal

In addition to helping you track your nutrition and exercise, MyFitnessPal can also be customized to help you track additional measurements you’re interested in following. You can keep tabs on body fat percentage, pedometer steps, blood sugar, blood pressure, hip, waist and thigh circumference–pretty much whatever you want!

To add or remove measurements you’re tracking, just log into your MyFitnessPal account on the web.

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.

It’s important to note that each measurement can contain only one value per day. For instance, if you wish to track your blood sugar twice per day, once in the morning and once in the evening, you would need to add two measurements. As an example, you could create an “AM Blood Sugar” and a “PM Blood Sugar” measurement. Similarly, if you wish to track your blood pressure, you would need to add two measurements, one for systolic and one for diastolic.

Any changes you make here will be synced to the app the next time the app is connected to the internet. Your tracked measurements will be viewable in the “Check-In” area on the website and on the “Progress” page within the app.

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We hope this small customization feature improves your MyFitnessPal experience. Be a track star!

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  • spg20

    How do you export the items you are tracking?

  • HC

    What would make myfitnesspal a hundred times more useful to Diabetics who use Myfitnesspal would be the option to change the Calorie counter for every meal to a Carbohydrate counter in the app. Why not make this an option in settings to change it to any of the counters that you already have available such as Fat, Cholestrol, Sodium, Potassium, Carbohydrates etc. Keeping count of Carbohydrate intake is the basis of good blood sugar management.

    • Andreas

      ++
      Full acknowledge ! The daily carbohydrate value is useless for diabetics! Please provide the possibility to show the carb value instead of the calories (or provide the data like on the ipad with turning the screen)

      Thank you !

      Andreas

      • Donna

        I agree. That would be a wonderful tool!

  • This is a great tip/work-around but allowing multiple entries for multi same day measures (like blood sugar and BP) would be very helpful. It’s likely a large behind the scenes change to add time (or maybe just hour?) Also, allowing for a paired value measurement for tracking BP would be excellent and put your app way ahead of anything else out there.

  • Jess

    Oooh yay I can put my steps in here instead of the exercise notes section xD

    • JM

      Does it count the calorie loss that way too?

  • MLK

    It would be even better if myfitnesspal actually created an optional full-blown diabetes app as an add-on with the features available in mynetdiaryD. So many users would move over because of the superior features & database myfitnesspal provides. I’d definitely pay for the add-on.

  • Matt Eggleston

    Does this functionality still exist?