There is no denying that being a diabetic requires that much more thought be put into the foods you eat. Many find that a large part of their day is spent tracking calories and sugar. There are several tools online that can help diabetics reduce the amount of time they spend tracking these.
Dieter’s tools are offered online, and many are free. Calorie counting sites allow users to enter specific foods, and track the calories and nutritional information of each online. These tools can easily be applied to a diabetic diet, and are a fast way to track calories and sugar numbers for the day.I found some more information here. Since these tools do the math for you, you can put the calculator, or pen and notebook away.
Most pre-packaged foods contain clear nutritional information on the package. However, for non-packed foods, you can look up the calorie and sugar content online. Additionally, there are plenty of pocket guides that will help you stay on top of these numbers while you are on the go.
Being diabetic will always mean that you must know the numbers. However, it no longer means that you have to spend hours of your day tracking the numbers and making sure that you are within safe levels. Tracking tools online, and pocket nutrition guides can help.