The Cook & Count Carbs Android app is now available on the GooglePlay app store. Cook & Count Carbs is a nutritional app for people with diabetes specifically designed for use with home cooking. Some people with Type 1 diabetes use ready meals or processed foods because they can read the carb amounts on the packaging and feel safer judging their insulin doses having that knowledge. Now they can cook any recipe they like, see the carbs per portion, and save it in their own digital recipe book.
It’s also great for educating calorie awareness and portion control for those with Type 2 diabetes, or wishing to lose weight. Portion control and awareness are moving higher up on the obesity agenda. The Cochrane systematic review on portion sizes published recently is a huge review of studies between 1993 and 2013 showing that most portion sizes have increased over time. And portion sizing significantly influences how much we eat.
The app is designed by Deborah Wilder, now the director of Health Apps Ltd, who is the mother of a type 1 diabetic. She says, “We pride ourselves on creating NHS approved, very well designed, trustworthy and high quality health apps. So we hope you agree that Cook & Count Android is looking great, works like a dream and, importantly, supporting your patients in cooking at home while comfortably knowing the carbs, cals and other nutritional value of their food. We have had some brilliant reviews on GooglePlay already. “
With this Android launch, Cook & Count is now available to over 92% of smartphone and tablet owners in the UK. Wilder adds, “As well as for many smartphones, we have optimised the design for the Tesco Hudl2 because that is the most affordable new tablet on the market at £99.00 and has had great reviews. We encourage you to get in touch with us with any feedback, comments and suggestions, as we are always seeking to improve Cook & Count app wherever possible. Happy cooking!”
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