Every diabetic knows the challenges involved in managing daily meals. Especially new, unknown foods are tough to assess: what will be their impact on blood sugar levels? Way too often, guessing is the only viable option, followed by trusting your gut feelings or simply going down the path of eating the same boring meals - day in, day out.
≡ WHY USE BREAD UNITS? ≡
This app is designed so you can stop worrying about dietary choices! It will help diabetics to discover new foods, broaden choices and even enjoy eating out without nasty surprises following along.
Diabetics who use bread units (a sub-system of carb counting) can learn to match their insulin dose individually to the amount of carbohydrates they eat and drink. Because bread units are single-digits, it is easy to keep track of them during the course of the day and simplify food management.
The built-in meal planner opens up the possibility to create entire meals with accurate bread unit counts as a result of each individual ingredient – and therefore shows what is necessary to prepare for proper insulin dosage.
≡ 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 through bread units (BU’s) 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 THE APP DO? ≡
The app’s database contains carbohydrate equivalents in bread units for thousands of popular foods. Simply set your serving size with the swipe of your finger and include the additional calorie information if you struggle with the weight management part. All calculations necessary for a complete meal are automated if you combine multiple food portions and will display as one comprehensive result.
The food choices include:
» Fresh products, fruits & vegetables
» Popular brand-name products
» Restaurant meal choices if you eat out
≡ SIMPLE INSULIN MGMT. ≡
Set the calues for 1 bread unit (BU) to your preferred “insulin to carbohydrate unit ratio”. Usually, these are 12 grams of carbohydrates per bread unit.
Some countries teach carb counting with 10 grams of carbs per BU, but you are free to try which is better suited to your lifestyle.
≡ APP FEATURES ≡
=> Bread units & calories for thousands of food choices
=> Adjustable carb unit calculations (12g or 10g of carbohydrates per BU)
=> 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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.