New Phone App Calculates Carb Content Of Meals… Just By Taking A Picture!

GoCARB is a prototype at present, but bares all the hallmarks of a legitimate tool for people wanting to control their carb intake, this includes bodybuilders, people wanting to control their total calorie intake, and of course…Diabetics! The app empowers Diabetics and the likes of to determine the carb content of meals, enabling them to control their blood sugars and insulin response more accurately. The apps software recognises the foodstuffs on the plate via photos taken from the phones camera, it then estimates the carb content and then calculates the prandial (during eating) insulin dose. Of course there is the risk of error and miscalculation, so whether this app will hit the market, and whether it is completely safe in determining insulin dosages is debateable, if not controversial. It would however make for a useful diet planning tool, helping you to estimate the carb count of your meals.

Source

Science Daily, (2014). Diabetes app developed for smartphone. Retrieved 4th June, 2014, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140604093541.htm

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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