Diet can further or hinder diabetes management. Eating more calories and fat than is required for the body, may result in a rise in blood glucose levels. If remained unchecked, this may lead to further complications. Meanwhile, consuming nutrient rich meals low in fats and calories in moderate amounts can reduce risk for heart disease, high blood fats, and high blood pressure.
Tracking daily carb consumption
Weight loss goals can be difficult to achieve because we often miscalculate the calories consumed versus those burnt through exercise. Having clarity on the nutritional value of the food we eat, with a calorie counter can help overcome these challenges. As carbs break down into glucose, monitoring its consumption can have a great impact on diabetes management. However, carb counting manually can be a tedious process. Tracking daily consumption of carbohydrates can help control blood sugar effectively and manage insulin dosage.
Choose from thousands of foods in our Nutrition Database
With an extensive database of more than 8000 food items from various cuisines, Medworks wants to empower diabetes individuals to make informed choices about the food they put on their plate by eating a balanced diet. The ability to search for local cuisines to record your favorite foods, such as palak paneer, karahi, roti etc. helps track caloric consumption easily. To see for yourself, download the Medworks app from the Play Store or App Store.
Additionally, having viewing a carb, fat, protein and caloric break down for each meal can ensure that individuals do not exceed their carbohydrates intake beyond their target plan. Staying organized by planning meals containing fruits, vegetables and whole grains can enable eating the right foods that keep sugar levels within range, while staying active and physically fit.
Monitor progress the smart way
Be more cognizant of your eating habits by viewing your health data in a logbook or through interactive charts to monitor progress and identify eating patterns that can be further improved. Inform your family members and doctor of the healthy food decisions you make by sharing reports digitally, so they can offer the social support needed to manage diabetes.