Important announcement to all diabetes HCPs and Cook&Count app users

28th January 2019

After 5 years of being the only nutritional app especially for home cooking, we are very sorry to announce we will be shutting down on Monday 11 February, 2019. We greatly appreciate you using or recommending Cook&Count app and want to thank you for being a part of our journey in trying to make it easier for people to carbohydrate count home cooked food.

You can download all your recipes via email, PDF, print or you can share on social media before 11 February 2019. After that date we regret that you will not be able to access your account.

I originally started Cook&Count because I wanted to help all those people, or carers of people, with insulin dependent diabetes, including my son, who wanted to cook food from scratch and know how much carbohydrate it contained. I am as passionate as ever about this. We have been fighting to keep the app financially sustainable for some time. There are high costs involved in designing, building and maintaining a high quality app, particularly one that uses calculations and stores data on behalf of users. It is a software application and they are expensive to create, support and keep up to date. These costs are much higher than the amount of revenue that came in from any premium sales.

Over the years Cook&Count app has become an established part of carb counting support and is currently recommended by diabetes health professionals around the UK. It is also used by many others around the world. I believe that it is a service that should be offered by either the NHS or one of the main diabetes service providers. We recognise that there is currently no equivalent, trustworthy and accurate alternative app. Please talk to your diabetes team if you have any concerns about this. And please be reassured that we are still doing everything we can to find a new home for the app and ensure that this important service can be resumed.

Thank you. And happy cooking!

Deborah Wilder