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Posted: Aug 17, 2009

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! 

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