For potassium and sodium circle at the bottom of the screen, this is on an iPad, what does the 0 and the 6 on both sides of the graph mean?
This is the scale on the dial; starting at zero on the left and 6 on the right.
Your ratio (calculated from the foods you have added to your diary) is shown in the middle.
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I can understand it starting at zero but what does the six mean?
The 6 represents the top of that particular scale. In other words the dial goes from 0-6. Since we are representing a ratio on the dial, there are no units.
This is meant to give you a quick way to visually see where your ratio is currently sitting.
Thanks a big help
If one is trying to control BP by using the DASH eating plan the goal is to get the diet Na to <1,500 mg and the diet K to >4,700 mg. It is customary to use the Na/K ratio rather than the other way around as the lower the Na/K ratio gets the more likely you are going to get a BP effect from DASHing. In milligram ratio this would a ratio of < 1,500/4,700 or ~ 0.32. I can provide the ratio if one thinks in mM as well.
Dr. CE Grim MS MD Hypertensionologist
Specializing in Difficult High Blood Pressure and using the DASH diet to help control high blood pressure thru what one eats and drinks and even avoid meds.
I am not clear why the ratio Cronometer is using is Na/K rather than K/Na. Can this be changed by user?
if I prepare a ketogenic dessert at home, how can I add it to the "cronometer"? that is, how do I enter the right quantities of Protein, Carboidrai and Fat?
We don't have the option to customize nutrient ratios - thanks for the suggestion!
You can create custom recipes in Cronometer. When you add ingredients to your recipe, the software will calculate all your macros from the ingredients you have added.
We have a great article in our user manual walking you through making a recipe, here: https://cronometer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018510311-Create-Custom-Recipe
Can you then add Na/K as a general option. This would be useful for those with CHF or renal disease including the 1 Billion in the world with high blood pressure that should be on the low Na DASH eating plan. Seems to me like a pretty big market but then I am not in marketing.
I will talk to the team about making this change.