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    • #10081
      Dave
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      This site’s favourite charity (proof – https://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/blog/?s=favourite+charity) has published a new e-book on carb counting. A quick scan seems to suggest it’s pretty good but I’ll give it a full look later.

      https://www.diabetes.org.uk/OnlineShop/Food-and-activity/Carb-count-e-book/

      Obviously nothing can substitute a full course such as DAFNE but this is a good start and a welcome return to the old BDA ‘lines/exchanges’ books of the past.

      The official blurb is here:
      Carbs count e-book – An introduction to carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment.

      Developed by qualified diabetes dietitians and professionals working in the field of carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment, this e-book provides background information on carbohydrates and how to carbohydrate count. It also covers the different types of insulin available, how they work and how each one should be adjusted according to what you eat, drink and the amount of physical activity you do.

      Available as a PDF e-book, Carbs Count can be downloaded for use on your home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can also test your knowledge by working through the examples featured throughout the ten chapters.

    • #13984
      Alison
      Keymaster

      Looks good, thanks Dave

    • #13987
      Annette A
      Participant

      It looks to be a good introduction to diabetes as a whole, and carb counting is mentioned – although much more if it is actually about diabetes management in general. But my query to anyone who’s looked at it is: It says it has Carbohydrate reference ists. And they don’t appear to be there. Am I missing something, or are they not there?

    • #13988
      Dave
      Participant

      @annette I’ve just asked and got the following reply:
      “Good question. They’re being worked on and we’ll update the book to include. Sorry – not sure why they’re not there already :/

    • #13989
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      ??? I was looking forward to downloading that but w/o the list its a bit useless!

      I’m still hoping the visual carbs & cals book will make it onto kindle/Android in a usable format so I can own yet another copy!

    • #13992
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Paul- is the carbs and cals android app no good? I haven’t got it yet but my consultant (who is usually above such things) was raving about it last week
      (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chello.carbsandcals&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5jaGVsbG8uY2FyYnNhbmRjYWxzIl0.)

    • #13993
      Annette A
      Participant

      The Carbs and Cals book on Android works ok for me (as long as you know what to call something when trying to find it on the database – some of the names are a bit hit and miss but on the whole I found it quite good).

    • #13994
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hi Hillary.

      I’ve got 2 copies of the book & the app, the book is great but the app is a lot cheaper & more convenient these days I guess!

      Hadn’t updated the app for a while & it used to have problems for me, the biggest was it couldn’t be used offline (or stored on the sd card, I forget which). Because if it couldn’t update the database you couldn’t use it, this seems to be fixed now.

      The search/categories are as Annette says, hit & miss till you’re used to them. I haven’t tried it yet but it now let’s you add/edit foods which I think is a big plus as my books are covered in biro!

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