Set condition specific goals
Note: Please consult your physician before setting these 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.
Toggle from net carbs to diabetes net carbs
If you're tracking carbs specifically to manage a diabetic condition, you may want to toggle from net carbs to "diabetes net carbs", which are calculated a bit differently and may represent a more accurate measurement of carbs that affect glucose. Learn more about the differences between carb types.
Insulin is another recommended setting for users who are tracking carbs for diabetes management. When you enter your daily insulin readings, you can then view them as a graph over time and correlate your readings with diet and lifestyle factors.
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 Ketone readings, you won't realize the full benefit of a low carb diet if your blood glucose levels are high. Learn more here.
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. Then, select Glycemic Load for the upper graph and Blood Glucose for the lower graph.