Useful link for looking up CPs

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Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
558 posts

Hi,

I found quite a useful site today, at http://caloriecount.about.com. Basically you can search for any food/drink, even branded goods and it will show you the nutrition information for that item, in terms of /100g or per portion. It seems to be a massive database, so might be a good place to look if you are stuck trying to work out the Carbohydrate content of an item.

As an aside, the development team are currently working on a CP list function for the site, and will let you know when that is up and running.

Simon

Diana 7 posts

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/ is also very good and includes UK brands. if you go straight to the website i think it's only possible to browse (as opposed to searching) the food categories without becoming a member, but if you google the food you're after and "carbohydrate" it usually comes up...

Dave 2 posts

Calorie Count is a useful site and is UK biased.

I prefer the layout of www.calorieking.com and the greater options plus the ability to input however many grams you wish. Calorie King is American biased but still has many of the foods found in the UK. The design of the site is better too (imo)


The Calorie, Carb and Fat Bible 2009 is a very nice book to have around the house:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Calorie-Carb-Bible-2009-Comprehensive/dp/1904512070/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236201572&sr=8-1

Collins Gem do a neat pocket sized book for £3.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Calorie-Counter-Collins-GEM-UK/dp/0007211503/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236201663&sr=1-1

You can usually find a copy in WH Smiths or any of the main bookstores.

Stew B DAFNE Graduate
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
125 posts

Now that we've got the handbook and the diary, any chance of having the Carbohydrate portion list on-line? I have mine with me most of the time, butit would be reassuring to know that it was there if I needed it!

marke Site Administrator
South East Kent PCT
659 posts

Yes !! Hopefully the Carbohydrate portion list will be online in the next few days or so. I have just submitted a beta version of it for testing and checking by the other site admins. If all goes well it will be on this site once it has been checked. I will checkout the other sites referenced above for future versions, you can't beat a bit of plagiarism ;^)

Simon Site Administrator
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
558 posts

All done - you can now access the Carb Counting list using the "Carb Counter" link in the DAFNE Tools menu to the right >>

Feedback on this, as always, is much appreciated.

Simon

Zandrew DAFNE HCP 4 posts

It's really great that the Carb Counter is online! Any possibility of having a search engine also?

marke Site Administrator
South East Kent PCT
659 posts

yes ! In principle. We just need to work out how to implement it....

I guess you would want to be able to search for a particular item ? Or a matching in the item field e.g. anything with 'chips' in it
or anything with 'bread' in the description ? There seems little point in search the other fields like CP or Weight or even catergory.

MIke P DAFNE Graduate
Leicester
8 posts

Thanks for the web based carb counter. It's great when on the PC.

As I have my mobile with me all the time, with 24/7 web access, I'd like also to use this to access the carb counter. I've tried to access the site via my mobile to see if it works and didn't get past the login screen. Maybe it needs a little repurposing or am I being over ambitious?

I'd value an application that I could download to my phone and use off line, such that I could index search on keywords and count carbs without having to remember to bring my little book with me. Anyone else have any thoughts on this please?


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marke Site Administrator
South East Kent PCT
659 posts

Well I agree it would be nice to be able to access via a mobile. We maybe need to look at have a cut-down version to display on mobiles, its possible just a question of the time to do it. What kind of phone are you trying to view it on ? There are so many types and phone browsers.

The download to phone version is a bit more tricky. It would need to be java based which is a different development system to the web site. Again if time permits we would love to do something like this, but at the moment its not something I think we have the resources to do. We will let people know if we are working on something like this, so we can ensure it is what is needed.