Help a newly diagnosed diabetic find a way to check carb info on the go!
July 22, 2010 4:16 PM Subscribe
What's the best (diabetic) carb tracking repository, database, software or app?
posted by PetiePal to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So recently I found out that I probably have diabetes. In June my company had a free health-screening and my A1c level came back fairly elevated , (11.2). Because my father is a type 2 diabetic I set up a meeting with his doctor to get checked out.
So a week before the appointment I started checking my blood sugar with one of my father's spare meters. I was averaging in the 200s every day and even crested 300 once. Since then I have been watching my carbs (especially pure sugar or white bread/flour etc). I was put on the generic Glucophage and Metformin, twice a day which is starting to bring it down a little bit. I'm to go to the hospital for diabetic training, complete one of those whole day pee in a bottle tests and get another blood screen done. The doctor also has me checking my blood sugar 2-3x a day (although I've been checking more like 4-5, before and after meals).
Now my question is two-part...First off who else has gone through this? I'm pretty sure I'm type 2 and I'm still producing insulin and don't need shots. I'm overweight, (252 lbs at 6'4" but I lost 30 lbs the past year) but am starting to exercise again. Is it unreasonable to think if I really step up the fitness I may be able to go off meds again? (I'm only 28 which is why this is scary and I don't eat that poorly really)
The second question is are there any excellent tracking websites or apps I could use (besides my OneTouch meter of course) to track what I'm eating, how many carbs are in things etc? The rule of thumb is 45 for a meal, 15 for a snack...but labels aren't always available...I have an Android phone and access to computer most of the time. Suggestions?