Carbs & Cals: Diet & Diabetes 4+

Visual carb & calorie counter

Chello Publishing

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 30 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The award-winning, UK-based Carbs & Cals tracker makes logging daily food intake easy! Try it FREE for 14 days! With over 130,000 foods & drinks, you can compare food portion photos or scan barcodes for the fastest nutrient count and intuitive portion control. It's the only visual carb and calorie counting app. Download Carbs & Cals to stay in control of the food you eat!

Carbs & Cals is designed to help you confidently manage your nutritional needs and track your diet. It's perfect for:

- Managing type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes.
- Weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight.
- Following a keto, low-carb, low-calorie or very-low-calorie diet.
- Sports nutrition.


- An extensive visual database of 130,000+ popular UK foods & drinks.
- Thousands of UK brands like Birds Eye, Cadbury, Heinz, Walkers & Warburtons!
- Full menus and photos for popular UK restaurants & cafes including Costa Coffee, Greggs, McDonald's, Subway & Wagamama!
- World foods from African, Arabic, Caribbean & South Asian communities in the UK.


- Barcode scanner for quick and easy food logging (NEW!)
- Supermarket products from Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, M&S, Co-op and other stores are available to scan.
- Up to 6 portion sizes per food with clear nutritional values.
- Daily diary to track your carb, calorie, protein, fat, sat fat & fibre consumption.
- Track your 5-a-day intake and alcohol units.
- Blood glucose icons to highlight carb content and impact on your glucose level.
- Custom food and meal options for easy recall.
- Recipe builder to calculate nutritional content per serving.
- Designed for both phone and tablet use.


- Carbs & Cals was developed by Chris Cheyette BSc (Hons) MSc RD, Senior Diabetes Specialist Dietitian with 20 years experience working in the NHS.
- Recommended across the UK by NHS dietitians and healthcare providers.
- Reviewed and approved by independent health app specialist Orcha Health.
- The Carbs & Cals books are supported by Diabetes UK.


The app has 2 plans:

- The free STARTER plan has a basic database and limited features.
- The UNLIMITED plan has the full database (including all supermarkets, restaurants and brands) and all features (like the barcode scanner). Choose from £6.99 per month, or £35.99 per year (less than £3 per month!).

Try out Carbs & Cals app on the UNLIMITED plan for FREE with no commitment via the 2-week free trial. Happy tracking!

FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT, QUESTIONS & SUGGESTIONS: Please email and we'll be happy to help!

What’s New

Version 5.9.23

Allows updating foods downloaded via the barcode scanner

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

NCMom 1964 ,

Too Cumbersome

Did not know basic measurements were metric and also too time consuming when entering own food choices. Waste of money.

Cinnamon64 ,

Giving great direction!!

I'm 53 years young and was in great shape all my life. Sat year my son was diagnosed with cancer. I completely stopped taking care of myself and not eating well. I gained 15 pounds and was diagnosed with diabetes. Now that my so is getting better I realized I had lost control. This app has helped me regain my mental state. So far I've lost 10 pounds and in my way to loose 10 more. With the app it takes the guess work out of my busy day. Thank you for this wonderful app!! 140 is my goal.

mercuryrtrogreat ,

A waste of money

I hoped I might be able to use it in the most basic way, seeing as it hasn’t had updates in 2 years, however it calculates carbs completely wrong, so is absolutely useless. One day it calculates my breakfast as 1g carbs and the next 39g. It is all over the place and completely wrong. Stick to MyFitnessPal

App Privacy

The developer, Chello Publishing, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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