Carb Counting Made Easy | Free Resource Friday

We get a lot of questions from our community about carb counting. For this week’s Free Resource Friday, we have put together a list of all the carb counting resources we love!

We hope this answers all your questions when it comes to counting carbs.


Handy Cheat Sheets

Diabetes Exchange List – a brief summary of serving size and carbohydrate counts for common foods. Excellent study tool for the exam.

Carb Counting Quick Reference English – We created this Carb Counting Quick Reference sheet based on the ADA handbook.

Carb Counting Quick Reference – Spanish We created this Carb Counting Quick Reference sheet based on the ADA handbook.

Carb Counting Apps

CalorieKing – includes curated food database with nutrition information, including many fast-food chains and restaurants.

Diabetes Lite– water, meds, exercise, meals with carb counting and goal setting.

Diabetes Tracker –  The American Journal of Preventive Medicine ranked this app, which has no free version, No. 1. It boasts an intensive and easy-to-follow educational component in addition to features for monitoring blood glucose, carbs, net carbs and more. Easy to see the big picture with daily and weekly reports. For some, it may be worth the extra expense.

Fitbit with APP – track activity, food, sleep and connect with friends.

Glucose Buddy(diabetes logbook manager) Simple to navigate, Glucose Buddy helps users manage their blood sugar, insulin dosages, and carb intake. Other features track exercise, blood pressure, and weight. Sync data to print it out or view online.

Hedia – digital diabetes personal assistant, developed with insulin using people with diabetes in mind, to increase time-in-range. Allows tracking data in a personal logbook and gives suggestions on carb amounts and insulin doses with a food database designed by nutrition experts.


See our Free Resource Catalog for an entire list of our favorite resources.


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