Eliminate the guesswork!
These lightweight portable scales are about the size of an iphone4 (12.5 x 7.5 x 2cm) and only 130g. Weigh up to 1kg and to accuracy of 0.1g. The raised measurement surface is 7.5 x 6.5cm.
They are the perfect addition to your diabetic kit. Running on 2 x AAA batteries (not included), they are a simple way to measure the weight of the food you are eating “on-the-go”.
– a croissant
– a slice of chocolate cake
– a cup of fruit salad
– a bread roll
– some hot chips
– a piece of fruit
Combined with your Traffic light guide, or Calorie King phone application, these scales can give you greater accuracy when estimating your carbohydrate exchanges and eliminate a lot of the guesswork.
Simply weigh the food item, look it up on the app and enter the weight of your food. Scales can also be tare adjusted with an empty plate or container before weighing
We have found that these scales are most valuable for teachers, carers, grandparents, brothers, aunties, babysitters of our T1D daughter… and for us when we come up against something we can’t guess what the carbs could possibly be… like sushi!
As far as operation instructions go, it works just like a regular kitchen scale. Place on a flat surface. Turn on. Tare if required for the container. And weigh your food. Download the operation manual here for more information.