Information on the carbohydrate content of foods is available through the American Diabetes Association, Atkins and the federally mandated nutrition guides posted on all packaged foods sold. In addition, My Dream Shape suggests looking for carb-counting applications available from developers for use on smartphones.
Carb counting is practiced to lose or maintain weight as well as to manage blood glucose levels, according to the American Diabetes Association. While each individual requires a slightly different carbohydrate intake level, a starting point for a diabetic is 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrate per meal. Food labels provide carbohydrate content in grams to help with carb counting. Applications to help with carb counting on the go include Calorie Counter Pro, Atkins Carb Tracker, Daily Carb Premium and Carb Master, according to My Dream Shape.