Managing meals as a diabetic can be hard and frustrating at times. No longer, if you can make use of a proper meal planner.
This app simplifies food management and allows diabetics to break free of boring routines. Make cooking and trying out new foods exciting again and rediscover the joy in eating out.
≡ WHY COUNT CARBS ? ≡
Especially new, unknown products and their effects on blood sugar levels are often hard to assess and so we all fall into this dull habit of eating the same things - day in, day out.
Counting carbohydrates is a good solution for many people with diabetes, not just those taking insulin. The International Diabetes Association recommends "carb counting as an [effective] meal planning technique for managing blood glucose levels".
≡ WHAT DOES IT DO? ≡
This app was specifically designed for diabetics (type 1 & type 2) and aims to make the whole process easy and simple to use:
• identify carbohydrates in different foods
• calculate the amount of carbohydrates these foods contain for your serving size / meals
• start looking at how much insulin to take for the amount of carbohydrates consumed
The database contains carbohydrate values for thousands of popular foods. Simply set your serving size with the swipe of your finger and add calorie information if you struggle with the weight management part. The calculations necessary for a complete meal are automated and will offer you more flexibility, greater control and freedom of lifestyle.
≡ SIMPLE INSULIN MGMT. ≡
If you take insulin, you can set 1 CU to your preferred “insulin to carbohydrate unit ratio”.
For the future, you will know exactly how many shots you will need with each carb unit you consume.
It is possible to adjust the app from 5 grams to 18 grams of carbohydrates per carb unit (CU) and the app will do all the necessary calculations for you!
≡ BENEFITS OF CARB UNITS ≡
Once you learn how to count carb units, you’ll find it easy to fit a much larger variety of foods into your meal plan. This app will open up options you never knew you had!
Traditionally, diabetics count the total amount of carbohydrates in their food which is difficult to keep track of and makes products hard to compare.
If you count carb units instead, very different types of food will become easy to compare - regardless of their weight / serving sizes. So knowing two products have 1 CU (carb unit) is ideal for making quick decisions on what is recommendable to eat.
160 g of fresh strawberries and 25 g of french fries from a large fast food company (roughly half the size of a small portion) contain the exact same amount of carbohydrates and therefore 1 carb unit (CU).
So having a CU table is also great for food comparison and product substitution.
≡ APP FEATURES ≡
=> Carb units & calories for thousands of food choices
=> Adjustable carb unit calculations (5g – 18g of carbohydrates per CU)
=> Quick, paperless solution to search and find the right foods
=> Simple serving size calculator for improved accuracy
=> Save personal serving sizes for later
=> Save regional foods & personal favorites
=> Create & sort lists by nutrient, ascending or descending
=> Nutrient filter to optimize your meal planning
=> VoiceOver support if you suffer from diabetic retinopathy
We fixed some problems and made improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
It is what it is.
Thus app is a calorie and carb reference, nothing else. It does not keep track of anything. If that is what you're looking for get a different app. This app works great for what it was designed for. Not all apps are designed to do everything. I like it I find it very useful and plan on using it for a long time.
thanks so much for this great review. You've absolutely nailed our intentions on the head. We strive to be as useful as possible and want to minimize effort for Diabetics - we have to take care of enough stuff every day already!
Still, we listen to feedback from our users and are happy to discuss suggestions for future development efforts. Feel free to drop us a line anytime if you got more input!
Well worth the price
I am using this app in conjunction with "Logbook" to calculate carb servings. This has food from manufacturers as well as grocery items. I had a question for support and an emailed response within an hour. I was quite impressed. This app is already helping with my blood sugar goals. Thanks!
thanks for the positive review. We're really happy to hear that you find the app useful in keeping your blood sugar levels in check!
Not a food diary
This app is not a food diary. It is simply a list of foods and their cal. and carb. content. If you are looking for a reference tool this may be helpful. If you are looking for a functional food diary LOOK ELSEWHERE.
sorry to hear that you're not totally happy. You've basically said it already, we've designed and promote the app to be a reference guide, no more, no less. We believe Diabetics need a simple and quick solution, nothing that takes up even more time during the day.
But everyone's expectations may vary, so thanks for your valuable input!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.