MyNetDiary Diabetes Tracking FAQs

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MyNetDiary Diabetes

What tools does MyNetDiary provide for people with diabetes?
Why some foods are not found after I activated Diabetes tracking?
Can I track net carbs, sugar alcohols, and diabetes carbs?
What are Net Carbs in MyNetDiary?
What is DiabetesCarbCount?

What tools does MyNetDiary provide for people with diabetes?

The MyNetDiary website now includes comprehensive diabetes tracking tools, available for Maximum subscribers. Flexible and easy blood glucose tracking, medications, insulin, and many more trackers are available, supported by comprehensive charts and reports.

We are finishing companion diabetes tracking mobile apps, built on the proven foundation of our top-rated calorie counters. These new companion mobile apps will combine the best food database and diet tools with the best diabetes tracking tools.

Why some foods are not found after I activated Diabetes tracking?

MyNetDiary implements food label safety rules for Diabetes users, which may result in finding less foods after search by name or barcode scan. Contributed foods may have anomalies since they are entered by the users without verification. The safety rules apply for system foods as well as contributed and custom foods.
When food is not found, we recommend creating a new custom food.
If you want to see contributed foods while using Diabetes module, please set your Diabetes type to None at Account Diabetes page. Also, make sure Find Contributed Foods option is turned on at Account Personal page.
If you want to stop applying safety rules to food labels, Deactivate Diabetes module at Account Diabetes page. You will not lose your tracker information and will be able to continue tracking Blood Glucose, Medications etc.

Can I track net carbs, sugar alcohols, and diabetes carbs?

Yes, you can select them for tracking in MyNetDiary. Sugar alcohols were added recently, and we are still working on populating the food database with available sugar alcohols information.

What are Net Carbs in MyNetDiary?

Net carbs in MyNetDiary are calculated as Total Carbs minus Fiber and minus Sugar Alcohols.

Please notice that net carbs are no longer recommended for tracking based upon research that revealed that certain types of fibers and sugar alcohols could affect blood glucose.

Also please notice that as sugar alcohols were added recently to MyNetDiary, we are still working on populating the food database with available sugar alcohols information. Sugar alcohols not being available for some foods may result in higher Net Carb values.

What is DiabetesCarbCount?

MyNetDiary uses the updated carb counting method adopted by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the International Diabetes Center:

TOTAL CARBS - ½(TOTAL FIBER if ≥ 5 grams) - ½(TOTAL SUGAR ALCOHOLS if ≥ 5 grams)

If fiber is less than 5 grams, it is not subtracted. If sugar alcohols are less than 5 grams, it is not subtracted.

Also please notice that as sugar alcohols were added recently to MyNetDiary, we are still working on populating the food database with available sugar alcohols information. Sugar alcohols not being available for some foods may result in higher DiabetesCarbCount values.

Net carbs are no longer recommended for tracking based upon research that revealed that certain types of fibers and sugar alcohols could affect blood glucose. Diabetes self-management education and training centers use this method of carb counting, especially for those who need to match their short-acting insulin to their mealtime carbs.