thumb NewMealActivity enA meal consists of at least one food item. To calculate a meal, select at least one food item from the food list on the main screen and tap the magenta colored Meal button with the cutlery symbol. A dialog appears to enter the amounts.

If typical amounts have been defined while adding the food item, these can now be selected for each food item. Alternatively you can enter your own food amount. These amounts should represent the actually consumed amount.

After all amounts have been entered, tap the arrow symbol to start the calculation.

thumb CalcMealActivity enThe following screen shows the resulting values of the total meal (on top in yellow) and of all individual food items. These are:

  • The amount in grams
  • The carbs in grams
  • The Fat-Protein-Units (FPUs)
  • The extended carbs in grams - equals to FPUs multiplied by 10
  • The absorption time in hours

Modern Type 1 Diabetes insulin pumps allow entering FPUs or extended carbs (depends on the pump) as delayed bolus over the absorption time. This reduces late blood glucose increase caused by many FPUs (e.g. for Pizza).