If you're reading this article, you're probably aware that following a low carb or Ketogenic diet can be beneficial in managing diebetes, epilepsy, and for a variety of other medical conditions.
In an effort to provide an all-in-one "condition management" portal, we've created a variety of settings that diabetics and other "medical" users may find particularly useful.
- Insulin Tracking
Tracking insulin and correlating insulin changes to diet decisions can help to make more informed diet decisions in the future. Carb Manager makes is easy to log insulin readings and graphically analyze them over time.
- Condition-specific Goals
If you're following a low carb diet to manage diabetes, epilepsy, or another medical condition, we encourage you to set goals in the app for metrics that are specific to your condition.
These goals might include tracking blood glucose, ketones, the glucose ketone index, fasting, or other metrics.
*Please consult your physician before setting these goals
- Tracking for "Diabetes Net Carbs"
If you're tracking carbs specifically to manage a diabetic condition, consult with your physician about tracking "diabetes net carbs", which are calculated a bit differently than standard net carbs.
- Choose the Correct Conversion Factor for Tracking the Glucose Ketone Index
The Glucose Ketone index is the ratio of ketones to blood glucose in your body. This metric is particularly important for those who are tracking carbs for medical reasons, because even when you have high letone readings, you won't realize the full benefit of a low carb diet if your blood glucose levels are high.
- Enable the Correlation Graph Between Glycemic Load and Blood Glucose
Calculating the glycemic load (GL) of a food can provide an extremely accurate picture of what that food will do to your blood sugar. Carb Manager offers a graph that correlates glycemic load with blood glucose giving you the ability to not just predict, but to verify the way that foods with a particular glycemic load impacts your blood glucose.
To do so, select Analysis from the main (left) navigation menu, and select the Correlate tab. Select Glycemic Load for the upper graph, and Blood Glucose for the lower graph.