Information about Type 1 diabetes and information about Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes and was about reducing

carbohydrates, which really wasn't what I

needed for my son's diet."

Wilder describes herself as a very

keen cook and decided to do an app to

fill what she saw as a gap in the market for

information related to home cooking for

people with diabetes. "I was still working

at the time and did research in my spare

time, talking to diabetes specialist nurses

and dieticians. They thought that it was

a good idea and I was able to assimilate

feedback from these professionals so that

the app became easy to use and useful to

someone cooking at home for someone

with diabetes (or for themselves). I had

been using the Carbs&Cals app, and My

Fitness Pal, but I could not use them for

what I wanted. For example, you can't

compile your own recipes and save

them."

Simple wins

The result was the Cook and Count

Carbs app, which supports the DAFNE

education programme and it is a fresh,

beautiful and simple design. It does not

try to do everything to do with diabetes - it

just does one thing well. It is fun and easy

to use, and users can build up a digital

recipe book of all their favourite recipes,

easily finding out how much carbs there

Watch a video

about the app by

clicking on this

YouTube button.

Click HERE for the link for the

app on iTunes or visit

Deborah Wilder, top, her

son Matthew, above,

with screen grabs of the

app (left). Find out more:

is in each serving. Says Wilder, "Also,

my app uses food carbohydrate values

based on Food Standard Agency's

government database. With Healthy App,

you can make a simple, classic dish like

a lasagne, where you'd normally make

enough for eight portions, and be able

to calculate how many carbs it would be

for each portion, and save that info for

later reference as you're likely to use the

same recipe and methods when you cook

lasagne. It's l like a family recipe book but

with the necessary information for your

family's needs, and in app form. You can

even take a photo of your recipe and you

can save it for your future reference."

Since creating a prototype then

launching it on the Apple iTunes store,

Wilder has been demonstrated the app

with healthcare professionals up and down

the country garnering comments such as

'inspirational', and 'written by somebody

who truly understands Type 1 diabetes.'

Wilder is now in the process of adding

a tick box that allows you access to

further food information, should you want

to use it, such as calorie, fat and protein

content so the app need not be limited

to carbohydrate content. This advanced

application is going to be coming soon

and an Android version will be introduced

towards the end of the year.

www.healthapps.uk.com

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