Do you have newly diagnosed diabetes and do not know where to start?
Do you have long-standing diabetes and want better control of blood sugar and weight?
Do you have problems with weight control?
Do you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and optimal body weight?
We have selected for you some of the most commonly used online calculators for problems such as diabetes, prediabetes and overweight. These calculators will also help you if you do not have a health problem, but just want to be healthy or evaluate and calculate some metabolic parameters.
We want to be of maximum help to you to deal with some of the most common problems in type 2 diabetes and obesity - the diet with the selection of appropriate foods and assessment of the need for calories according to individual characteristics. We have focused on a few basic calculators, which our health experts believe are the basis of a healthy and balanced diet and the fight against weight.
The first one is the Body Mass Calculator.
With its help you will learn what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is, how you can use it to control your weight, whether this index is right for you and whether you need to take any measures to optimize your weight. What are the risks and health problems with a low or high Body Mass Index.
The following calculator - Calorie calculator, will help you to calculate the calories you need per day depending on your goals:
- to lose weight
- to keep your weight
- to gain weight
But as you will learn from the calculator itself, the composition of food is also important for weight reduction. That is why we have created our Food navigator (Food navigator I), with the help of which you will be able to determine the composition of foods - carbohydrates, proteins, fats and how many calories are contained in one portion.
For people with problems such as diabetes and prediabetes, the composition of carbohydrates is very important. For them (and for everyone who wants to eat this way) we made a calculator that takes into account the glycemic index and carbohydrate load (Food Navigator II). It will help you control your blood sugar level more easily.
In what sequence to use the calculators?
There is no right or wrong sequence for their use, nor do you need to use all the calculators. You can choose only those that you need.
But for your convenience, we offer the following steps:
- Determine your Body Mass Index.
- Calculate your daily caloric needs.
- Choose the right food according to your individual needs in the ratio of carbohydrates: proteins: fats, which is tailored to them.
- Once you have chosen the type of carbohydrate and its amount, check the glycemic index and glycemic load. This way you will be able to choose carbohydrates that will not raise your blood sugar sharply and for a long period of time.
These calculators can be used by people with health problems, as well as by people who just want to take care of their health before facing some of the most common diseases of our time - obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes type 2.
If you already have any of them, be sure to discuss your performance and diet with a nutritionist and endocrinologist. They can help you and provide guidance on appropriate food groups, calorie reduction and diet to suit your individual needs. This increases the chance of achieving better and lasting results.
We want to be as useful as possible, so we will continue to work on building new calculators to help you take care of your health. If you have suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us!