Here's something that came
across my desktop today - an application called CarbTracker that works on an
iPhone or iPod Touch - both of which I don't presently own - plus I'm not a big
cell phone user. I have one for
Emergency only - and I think I use about 1 minute of the 50 minutes I am
allowed - along with 50 text messages. The
thing though with the CarbTracker that I like that is perhaps making me want to
step over to the "dark side" of the technology world is that if you are
watching your carb intake - like a lot of diabetics do - in order to maintain a
healthy blood sugar range - then this could be the as handy as the insulin pump I wear.
Yes, my Animas 2020 pump that
I wear right now - if I had it set up correctly can give me the low down of my
carb intake using the EzManager software - but for those that don't wear a pump - or like me - are lazy to
set it up to use properly - then if they are already own an iPhone or iPod
Touch owner - viola - keeping track of your carbs will be too easy (and
this is coming from a non-tech gal ).
I checked out the demo page and it looks fairly user friendly - and the one good thing is you don't have to be
connected up to the Internet in order to use it - which could get expensive on
a cell phone. There is a database of
65,000 items (and supposedly more will be added) - it even keeps track of how
much water you've drunk in a day (something we diabetics have to consume more
of - which I'm very bad at doing) - along with keeping record of your
weight. Also, the application is not just
aimed at diabetics - but also for people who are following a low-carb diet.
So, I'm putting a question to
you - would you find this a good tool to use for yourself if it was affordable?
I am presently having no luck with finding out how much the application costs -
so will update later if I find it - or if you luck in on finding the info -
post it here for others to see!