Need A Personal Diabetes Dietitian? There’s A New App For That
Manually counting carbs should be a thing of the past. With technology making calculations a breeze, there are easier ways to track food intake than pen and paper.
Though many already-available apps can digitally track food intake, the problem lies in having to eyeball portion sizes. Are you having a single serving or more? How much more should you eat? Is this enough for today? These are typical questions that arise, especially when eating on the go.
A Smart Scale
The missing health link has been to seamlessly track carbs consumed when dining out—which is exactly what inspired the creation of Slate Scale. It is the first portable smart scale for nutrition that tracks carbs, protein, fat, calories, and more. It taps into a vast nutritional database of products so you can get accurate information based on your food’s weight.
The Scale wirelessly connects to smartphones via an app. Simply weigh your food, key in a description using the food database, and Slate accurately tracks your nutritional profile with a single tap. The app’s built in behavior recognition learns your meal patterns over time, eventually prompting you on your favorite items, and gradually eliminating manual entries.
Slate also provides recipe suggestions based on your day’s intake. So, if you are counting calories and have 310 left at the day’s end, it will suggest some great recipes to help you eat well and stay on track.
With a simple and portable design, the Slate Scale weighs items up to 2.2lbs (1kg) and has a battery life of about one month on a single charge. It works with both iOS and Android devices, and integrates with existing apps such as MyFitness Pal and Fit Bit.
This new app could prove to be a game-changer for people with diabetes who frequently eat away from home - such as college students, frequent travelers, and busy professionals - and anyone looking for tighter glucose control or help with weight loss.
The Slate Scale is currently available through pre-orders on Indiegogo (link below).
Source: Slate at Indiegogo
Photo Credit: Slate Scale