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Re: [IP] List of carb factors



----- Original Message -----
From: "Rabbi Hirsch Meisels" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 12:21 PM
Subject: [IP] List of carb factors


> Hi,
>
> I have an excel spreadsheet based on the listing of the USDA database of
over
> 6,000 foods with their carb factors.  I would like to mention a few of the
> advantages of this file.
>
> 1) The carb factors listed are "Effective carb factors" listing only the
> available carbs, i.e.; Carbs minus the Fiber.  (such a list has never
> existed).
>
> 2) The food items that have NO carbs are on a separate sheet.
>
> 3) I have seen people mistaking when looking up values in the USDA
database
> and using that number for a decimal value, when there is a single digit,
for
> example; if the database says that for a 100 gr portion there will be 4
grams
> of carb, people do mistaken it and use ".4", which is wrong and would give
a
> result of 10 times the amount, (".4" is 40 percent).  Therefore, in our
file
> it is listed as "0.04" to avoid this mistake. (".04" is 4%)
>
> 4) The size of the file is 550 kb, anybody that is interested in it,
should
> please let me know on my private email address (It's free).
>
> 5) We do have another file that also lists the "Protein Factors" for those
who
> cover their proteins also, (somehow very few have to do it).
>
> Rabbi Hirsch Meisels
> Jewish Friends With Diabetes
> www.FriendsWithDiabetes.org
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