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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (June 5, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580400469
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580400466
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,115,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Would you like to learn what foods will make your blood sugar rise and how high? How about what your blood sugar levels will be tomorrow and the next day? Wherever you are, whatever meal you eat, the answer is in the amount of carbohydrate you eat. Carb counting unlocks the secrets of blood sugar control and helps you avoid the dangers that can occur when your sugar is too high or too low.

The ADA Complete Guide to Carb Counting provides you with all the knowledge and the tools you need to put carb counting into practice. Whether you choose to do basic carb counting or move on to advanced, you'll learn why carb counting helps control blood sugar, the amount of carb to eat, how to count the carb in your meals, and how to count carbs using food labels, restaurant menus, and your eyes, too. It is THE meal planning system that really helps you tighten up your diabetes control, no matter how you manage your diabetes.

The ADA Complete Guide to Carb Counting includes:

• Everything you need to know about carbs • Carb counts for everyday foods • Checklists to identify the skills you need to count carbs • Stories from people who are using carb counting • How to adjust insulin to the food you eat • More!

From the Back Cover

Would you like to learn what foods will make your blood sugar rise and how high? How about what your blood sugar levels will be tomorrow and the next day? Wherever you are, whatever meal you eat, the answer is in the amount of carbohydrate you eat. Carb counting unlocks the secrets of blood sugar control and helps you avoid the dangers that can occur when your sugar is too high or too low.

The ADA Complete Guide to Carb Counting provides you with all the knowledge and the tools you need to put carb counting into practice. Whether you choose to do basic carb counting or move on to advanced, you'll learn why carb counting helps control blood sugar, the amount of carb to eat, how to count the carb in your meals, and how to count carbs using food labels, restaurant menus, and your eyes, too. It is THE meal planning system that really helps you tighten up your diabetes control, no matter how you manage your diabetes.

The ADA Complete Guide to Carb Counting includes:

  • Everything you need to know about carbs
  • Carb counts for everyday foods
  • Checklists to identify the skills you need to count carbs
  • Stories from people who are using carb counting
  • How to adjust insulin to the food you eat
  • More!

More About the Author

Hope has been a dietitian and diabetes educator for more than thirty years. She has owned her Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC, for over twenty years. Her work today spans from corporate consulting to writing consumer articles and authoring numerous best-selling books. She counsels people with diabetes and those with weight concerns. Hope is most well known for her expertise in the areas of diabetes nutrition management and healthy restaurant eating.

Regardless of the hat Hope is wearing, she always strives to offer practical solutions to eating healthy and living well in today's fast-paced convenience-driven world. She is uniquely able to translate complex concepts into understandable language and action steps. From first-hand experience as a mother, wife and chief of shopping, planning and cooking for her busy family she's well aware that today particularly, people need realistic and easy-to-implement advice. Hope's promise: she won't suggest it if she can't do it.

Hope practices what she preaches to stay healthy and trim, whether it's splitting entrees at restaurants, pushing beans and vegetables on the homefront or walking a couple miles most days as the sun comes up. Hope is passionate about helping people eat healthier to live well. She has long been committed to her profession nationally and in her community and has won several awards for her service.

Customer Reviews

Very thorough and complete.
Micki Hall
This is an easy read for new patients who may feel overwhelmed with the diagnosis.
Denise Gardner
Would recommend to anyone diagnosed with pre-diabetes as a must have.
HappyinBuckeye

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85 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
Complete Guide To Carb Counting is an excellent how-to-guide for anyone needing flexible food choices as they balance today's modern lifestyles with the need for blood sugar control. It is very possible for diabetics to fit in all the foods they care to eat ranging from home cooked meals to convenience foods, to elegant restaurant cuisines by controlling their carbohydrate intake. Complete Guide To Carb Counting is an American Diabetes Association reference offering an A to Z carbohydrate counting guide and instructions for everything necessary to better diabetes management. If you, a family member, or a friend must control blood sugar levels to insure good personal health, then Complete Guide To Carb Counting, enhanced with record keeping forms and real life stories from people using carb counting techniques, is a "must read" reference.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Micki Hall on July 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
I love this book!
Very thorough and complete. All the information you need is here.
I like the conversational style of writing.
Gives you 'self-assessments' to determine if you are ready to move on to the next step. I like that.
I like that each step of the carb counting process is spelled out for you. It really gives you all the tools you need to 'do it yourself'.
I like the 'How To's'; very practical.
This book provides resources to find the carb counts of various foods-websites, books, etc. It is not assumed that every food you eat will be found in this book.
It gives specific examples and ways to modify meals to make them healthier when eating out and at home! For example, practical tips for eating pizza!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By carb101 on April 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you have any experience carb counting, this book is not going to add to your knowledge base. It takes a very standard, ADA approach to carbs: 45% - 65% of your daily calories from carbs, eat the same number of carbs per meal (i.e. breakfasts the same, lunches the same, etc.), estimate your carbs by 15 (1/2 a banana, 1/2 C. mashed potato, 1 slice bread all equal 15 carbs), and rely on your health-care team to make decisions about your diet.

The chapters are:
What is carb counting
Basic carb counting
Keeping track (food logs)
Protein, fat, and alcohol count, too
Weighing and measuring food: A key to your success
The food label has the facts
Carb counting in real life: How to count convenience foods & recipes
Carb counting in real life: How to count restaurant meals & take out food
Blood glucose pattern management: Fine-tuning your control
Blood glucose-lowering medications & insulin
Advanced carb counting (definitely the most sophisticated chapter in the book)
Cornerstones (sources of support)

Plus three appendices:
Carb counts of everyday foods (just 12 pages)
Carb counting resources (websites and books)
Record-keeping forms

As far as I'm concerned, this book should only be the beginning because there is so much more to diabetes control that the very basic information presented in The Complete Guide to Carb Counting.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Marylou Anderson,MS,RD,CDE on July 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book provides a step-by-step process to successfully carb count. I especially liked the table in the back that listed the carb content of various foods.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sandra on June 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for both consumers and professionals. It is a comprehensive resource for basic carb counting and advanced carb counting. Because of the detail, it may be a bit overwhelming for those new to carb counting.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Liz Quintana, EdD, RD, LD, CDE on July 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
The authors present clear directions on putting carbohydrate counting into practice. Their presentation of real-world cases lends context the main points. Readers will be better able to translate and apply carbohydrate counting to their personal situation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Ann Turesky on June 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is a great resource for anyone with diabetes, newly diagnosed or who has had diabetes for years. This book teaches you how to account for the carbohydrates you are eating. It reviews how determine carbohydrates in your own personal recipes, in foods from restarants and from food that you purchase at the grocery store and then how to track your carbohydrate intake.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Harrington, RD, LDN, CDE on June 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
An easy-to-read REAL LIFE guide to carb counting. A MUST READ for everyone with diabetes, as this book is much more than just carb counting.
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