Tracking diabetes
  • 07 Mar 2022
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Carb Manager includes many useful features for those who are managing diabetes. In an effort to provide an all-in-one resource, this article explains how to set your tracking and provides links to articles showing you how to set goals, log measurements, track your progress, and create reports. Some features require a Premium subscription.

Warning: Always consult with your physician before starting a new diet.

Track diabetes carbs

No matter which diet type you’re following, you can keep track of carbs that affect glucose using one of two options for diabetes.

  • Diabetes carbs (UCSF) are based on the University of San Francisco Diabetes Teaching Center's publications.
    This method tracks: Total carbs minus fiber, allulose, and half of the sugar alcohols.
  • Diabetes carbs (ADA) are based on advice from the American Diabetes Association.
    This method tracks: Total carbs minus allulose, half of the fiber (if 5g or more), and half of the sugar alcohols (if 5g or more).
Note: By default, Carb Manager assigns net carbs (total carbs minus fiber, allulose, and sugar alcohols) as your initial carbs to track.
  1. To update your carbs to track, go to Settings icon Settings.
  2. In the My Settings section, select App Settings icon App Settings.
  3. In the Macros Settings section, select Carbs to Track.
  4. Choose either Diabetes carbs (UCSF) or Diabetes carbs (ADA).

For more information, see the following.

Set goals

Log insulin, blood glucose, and other measurements

You can log important measurements through your Daily Log page or in the Goals section of the app as described in these articles. You can also sync blood glucose data from compatible devices through Apple’s Health App.

Track progress and create reports

To track progress toward your goals, see the following.