For your youngest patients, Lenny the Lion can help with some difficult concepts. Carbohydrate counting is an essential skill for managing diabetes that can allow children with diabetes to eat a variety of foods just like their non-diabetic friends. Carb counting can increase their sense of control and confidence in managing their diabetes. For parents and caregivers, this is important in order to plan meals and help children maintain good blood sugar levels.
Carb Counting with Lenny has two main sections:
LENNY’S FOOD GUIDE: Lenny’s Food Guide helps kids learn carb values for many food items across the basic food groups.
LENNY’S CARB GAMES: Kids can take the Lenny challenge and test their knowledge with four interactive games. the games are timed and get progressively more challenging.
Overall Impressions from Around the Web:
This app is well-supported by Medtronic and they seem to be very responsive to any glitches coming up. It’s a welcome addition to the myriads of apps geared towards adults and with kids glued to their tablets and smartphones these days, shows great promise for improving the quality of life for both children and their parents. There have been some issues with the Adobe Air download however but they seem to be working on this.
Carb Counting with Lenny (iOS)
Carb Counting with Lenny (Android)