Carb Counting with Lenny


Listed in: Carbo-counting / Diet  Children's/baby's health  Diet  
Carb Counting with Lenny

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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Carbohydrate-counting app intended to help children with diabetes gain the skills required to count carbohydrates.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English; online interaction is USA only

Cost

Free

Developer

Medtronic Inc, USA
(Based in United States)
http://www.medtronic.com support email

Funder

Same as technical developer

Medical Adviser

Same as technical developer

Features

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Information Information

Summary

Carbohydrate-counting app intended to help children with diabetes gain the skills required to count carbohydrates. A ‘Food guide’ section informs about the carbohydrate values of food items in a typical household. A user can select items from lists of thumbnail pictures which indicate serving size, and grams of carbohydrates per serving. Favourite foods not listed can be added (the user is required to source and enter the food data). The ‘Games’ section allows the user to test knowledge of carbohydrate counting through a variety of interactive activities. Online competitions allow the user play against other users (USA only).


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Diabetesaliciousness blog, USA
Review: “I downloaded the app, and I have to tell you—I really like it a lot. The app has a ‘Food guide’ divided by food groups that list the carbohydrate count and serving size when you touch the image on the screen. It doesn’t matter what brand of pump you use, or if you use multiple daily injections—the app is all about carb counting, and one of the things I really like about it is that it helps everyone. Not only is the app great for kids and adults with diabetes, but I think it’s a wonderful teaching tool for siblings and friends of children with diabetes, or children who have a parent with diabetes. Carb counting is a family affair. I spent an inordinate amount of time playing the game, and I surprised myself with what I did (and didn’t) know about carb counting. I also like the fact that you can add pictures of your favourite foods. All of us like different foods, and if you can add your kids’ (or your) food favourites, it makes life easier for everyone. The app includes four carb-counting games, and the last three require the player to unlock the previous level in order to play. I don’t know that when I first downloaded the app (and from what I've read, neither did some others).”
Source: http://bit.ly/T9XIYc
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1cKl4Aq
Reviewer: Our Diabetic Life blog, USA
Review: “A carb-counting app by Medtronic. If you haven’t checked it out, you should take a look. It is a free app, and has all sorts of games that teach carbohydrate counting. My three children with diabetes—the seven-year old, nine-year old, and 13-year old—all found something of value within the game. I even had the oldest, and non-diabetic, child dabbling with it, and the more he knows about diabetes, the better.”
Source: http://bit.ly/TicwcB
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1cKlaI5

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