Carbs & Cals - Diabetes & Diet


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Carbs & Cals - Diabetes & Diet

Available on:



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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

£3.99 [approximately €5.63, $6.28)

Allows the user to count the amount of calories and carbohydrates contained in food and drink by consulting the app's 1,400-plus photographs of food and drink items.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English

Cost

£3.99 [approximately €5.63, $6.28)

Developer

Chello Publishing, UK
(Based in United Kingdom)
http://www.chellopublishing.co.uk

Funder

Same as technical developer

Medical Adviser

Chris Cheyette of Chello Publishing is a senior diabetes dietitian at Kings College Hospital, London.

Features

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Information Information

Summary

Allows the user to count the amount of calories and carbohydrates contained in food and drink by consulting the app's 1,400-plus photographs of food and drink items. The payable, full version of the app lists over 500 food and drink items, while the ‘Lite’ version lists only 34 such items (both versions identical otherwise). Calculations to figure out carbohydrate and calorie content are unnecessary; the user matches the food on their plate with photographs in the app, chooses the correct portion size (up to 6 portion photos for each food item), and adds the result to the built-in ‘meal calculator’. Details of each meal can be saved into the integrated calendar, so that the daily consumption of carbs and cals can be tracked.


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

Reviews

Reviewer: Local patient group specialising in diabetes, UK
Review: “You look up the carbohydrate value of foods you are eating, so that you know how much insulin to inject. You can also keep a food diary, and track meals you have eaten. ”
Source: PatientView survey, July-August 2012
Usage: 31-40%
Weblink of reviewer: -
Reviewer: Blogger on Diabetes.co.uk
Review: “ ‘Carbs & Cals’ is really good (though quite steeply priced). But it’s all UK-based food, and has pictures of everything, so that you can judge your portion size. Most of the other carb databases I have used have all been centred around American food, so are not that relevant.”
Source: http://bit.ly/MH6n7G
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1753Z5q
Reviewer: Blogger on Diabetes.co.uk
Review: “It is useful, particularly in a restaurant. You can add up all the carbs in your meal, and it has the same pictures of portions as the pre-app book. Quite easy to use. It hasn’t been updated in a while, though. I would kind of like them to add some different foods.”
Source: http://bit.ly/N2UjaY
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1753Z5q
Reviewer: Diabetes UK
Review: "Availability over a range of mobile platforms. A clear interface and extensive range of food and drink items to choose from."
Source: PatientView survey 2012 -2013
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1fkF018
Reviewer: Person living with type-1 diabetes, UK
Review: "Helpful in working out insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio."
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Source: PatientView survey, July 2014
Usage: Not specified.

Reviewer: Parent of a young person living with diabetes, UK
Review: “Carbs and cals. When eating out, it is handy to see how many carbs my son is having.”
Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with diabetes, UK
Review: "Carbs and Cals, [I would recommend], I suppose, but I think, whilst useful, it is clunky, and needs a lot of improvement. It's like something from the 70s, clumsy, limited, and not well thought out."
Carbs and Cals I suppose but I think whilst useful it is clunky and needs a lot of improvement.  It's like something from the 70s, clumsy, limited and not well thought out

Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with diabetes, UK
Review: "[I recommend] Carbs and Cals for determining insulin amounts for food eaten."
[I recommend] Carbs and Cals for determining insulin amounts for food eaten.

Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with diabetes, UK
Review: "Carbs and cals—crucial to help me count the carb content of meals (especially when eating out)."
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Carbs and cals—crucial to help me count the carb content of meals (especially when eating out).

Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

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