Diabetes Carb Counter for Type 1 Diabetics
This application uses the USDA nutrition database and the USDA Branded Food Products database as sources of carbohydrates and other nutrients. This is primarily for Type 1 diabetics. It displays the carbohydrates for the amount you want to consume at snack time or a meal. You can enter your favorite recipe and save it and the app will calculate the carbohydrates for any serving size.
• Primarily for Type 1 diabetics. Does not calculate insulin or save daily food items.
• Uses a local USDA Nutrition database with over 8,700 food items updated roughly every year.
• Uses the internet to search the USDA Branded Food Products database with over 220,000 food items updated continuously.
• Works offline, does not need internet access. Internet access for app can be turned off.
• Works well on old phones.
• Looks good on small phones to 10 inch tablets.
• Basic use is on one page. Other less used pages are nutrients, settings, and help.
• Loads fast and local searches are finished in less than a second. Internet searches may take several seconds.
• Extensive help page remembers your position. Search is available on the help page
• Portrait display only so display does not rotate when you lay it down.
• Fast searches with words in any order.
• Saves your searches for easy reuse.
• Use English or metric units or both in meals and recipes.
• You can use weight or volume units for most food items.
• You can use fractions or decimals.
• Has a numeric calculator and conversion calculator that can use fractions as well as decimals.
• Calculates total carbohydrates for a single food item, a meal or your favorite recipe.
• Save your food item, meal or recipe to a local database.
• Shows many other nutrients: Fiber, Calories, Total fat, Saturated fat, Monounsaturated fat, Polyunsaturated fat, Sodium, Sugar, Cholesterol, and Protein.
• Tested on Android versions 2.3.4, 4.1.1, 5.0.1, 6.0.1, and 7.0.
• Requires permission to write to storage so you can save your recipes or food items.
If you have a food item that is not in the USDA database, you can enter your own and save it to the user database. The minimum required data is serving size, carbohydrates per serving, and the amount you want. You can enter other nutrients if you wish and save it to the user database.
If you have multiple items for a meal, or have a recipe you want to enter, you can enter the ingredients to get the total carbohydrates. You can save this to the user database with any name you want. The recipe ingredients are shown at the bottom of the screen and saved with the item you save. You can use metric or English units and mix them in a recipe.
Most items in the USDA database have weight and volume units as well as descriptions that are not units. A good example is Apples, raw, fuji, with skin which has two descriptions, 1 cup sliced and 1 large. If you select 1 cup sliced, the units will change to cup so you can use a measuring cup or tablespoons or liters, while if you select 1 large, the units will be large. You could select 2 large for two apples or 1/2 large for half an apple.
A cooking database was extracted from the USDA database and put at the beginning of the search so that if you search for salt, you will find Salt, table near the top of the screen instead of tens of screens later, since the word salt is in many descriptions.
There is a miscellaneous database that includes food items and recipes that we have entered for our granddaughter. It does not have all the nutrients or show the recipe for all items. It is a good reference for how recipes are stored or can be stored.