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Re: [IP] Carb Counting



Hi,

There is a really good book available called "The Complete
Book of Food Counts" by Corrine Netzer.

It list carbs, calories and lots more for lots of different
food.  It even includes several fast food chains.



--- Donna <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Paul,
> 
> It will help tremendously with control if you know how to
> count carbs.  My endo
> would not put me on the pump until he was sure I could
> count them.  The booklet
> they gave me helped the most.  Also tracking what you eat
> (especially in
> restaurants) helps also.  You may not know the exact carb
> content but you will
> know how to adjust in the future for that particular
> food.  Good Luck! 
> 
> Donna
> 
> "Whitaker, Paul" wrote:
> > 
> > Donna,
> > 
> > Multiple injections at the moment - pump soon.
> > 
> > Paul
> > 
> >                 -----Original Message-----
> >                 From:   Donna [mailto:email @ redacted]
> >                 Sent:   Thursday, May 27, 1999 09:48
> >                 To:     email @ redacted
> >                 Subject:        Re: [IP] Carb Counting
> > 
> >                 Paul,
> > 
> >                 Ask your diabetes educator or dietitian
> for the ADA
> > exchanges book,  I found it
> >                 easier to use it when first starting. 
> Once I knew what a
> > serving was and what
> >                 it counted 1 starch exchange = 15 grams
> Carb = 1 slice of
> > bread or 1/2 C corn
> >                 etc.  I could then adjust my insulin
> accordingly.  There are
> > several books out
> >                 there also.  Check out the bookstore
> page on the Insulin
> > Pumpers Web Site.
> > 
> >                 BTW  Are you on the pump or Multiple
> injections?
> > 
> >                 Donna
> > 
> >                 "Whitaker, Paul" wrote:
> >                 >
> >                 > Being a newcomer to diabetes, (nearly
> 6 months), I am
> > still finding my
> >                 > 'feet' on what I and cannot eat. Now
> I closely inspect
> > everything for sugar content and even sometimes test
> food in restaurants
> > with Diastix. Now for carbohydrates, I must admit that
> I not paying much
> > attention to regulating carbohydrate intake, although I
> know I should.
> > 
> >                 >Does any know of an "Idiots guide to
> carbohydrates",
> >                 > that I could buy?
> >                 >
> >                 > Paul
> >                
>
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