SuMMIT1 Study

Can taking photos of meals make everyday life easier for people with type 1 diabetes?

People with type 1 diabetes need to inject insulin before each food intake. How much they need depends on the carbohydrate content of the meal. Accurately assessing the carbohydrate content has a major impact on blood glucose levels and is one of the most important daily challenges for people with type 1 diabetes.

Advances in digitalisation offer new ways to count carbohydrates. With the smartphone app "SNAQ", the carbohydrate content of a meal is being computed by taking a photo. In the SuMMIT1 study, we investigate the effect of "SNAQ" use on everyday life, carbohydrate estimation ability and blood glucose of our study participants compared to the conventional carbohydrate counting method.

Financial Support

  • Diabetes Center Berne (DCB)
  • European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD, Call on Digital Diabetes)


  • SNAQ - Diabetes Food and Glucose Tracker

Principal Investigator