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Re: [IPp] scales

I put the plate on the scale and then use the tare function which zeroes the
weight out.  That way when you put the food on the plate, you don't have to
subtract the weight of the plate out.  I find out how many grams the item
weighs and multiply that by a carb factor to find out how many carbs are in
that portion.  For example:  the carb factor for french fried potatoes is
.34 so 100 grams of fries is 100 x .34=34 grams of carbohydrates.  You can
find carb factors for a lot of foods in "Pumping Insulin" and as time goes
on you can create your own list of carb factors.  Hope my explanation made

I bought a digital scale from Bed, Bath, and Beyond for about $25 that I use
when we go out.  It's not as small as the made to travel scales, but it does
fit in our bag and the price is right.  I don't expect that it will give
accurate readings forever, but the portable scales I looked at cost about
$150 or more and I didn't want to spend that on a scale we wouldn't use too


----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 5:29 PM
Subject: [IPp] scales

> Ok, so how do the scales actually work. When you put a plate of say pasta
> it, how is it telling you how many carbs are on that plate? I hope I don't
> sound dumb...I am now rethinking about this whole scale thing, and I think
> it's a great idea, to be sure that your bolusing for the exact amount of
> carbs, would give Matthew even better control.
> And for those of you who have smaller scales for when you go out, what are
> the names of them and where did you purchase them? Are they relatively
> I am so interested....
> Sarah  :)  Mom to Matthew (6) MM Paradigm since May 2002, dxd 3/99 and
> Victoria (7) Non-D...Love My kids!
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