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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Chello Publishing Limited; 5th edition (29 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908261064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908261069
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (977 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Customer reviews: "This book has been life-changing for my son & husband, both of whom are diabetic." "Having been a diabetic for nearly 60 years this has to be the best book I've ever seen." "This book should become the bible for any Diabetics and for people on a reduced calorie diet." "This amazingly simple book has helped me to take control of my diabetes when I was really struggling." "With big coloured pictures, it's a breeze. Beats all the wordy lists in other guides." "The most useful book I have bought since being diagnosed. Finally someone has come up with something useful and easy to use." "This book has made my life as a self employed plasterer one heck of a lot easier." "My new bible." "Has made my daughter's life so much easier, she has much better control of her blood sugar levels now and I am certain it is down to the book." "Our daughter is 4 and it is great to really show her friends' parents how many carbs are in the meal they are about to give her." "My son can look at the pictures and try new foods, we can monitor his intake of carbs and it has made our whole family aware of calories and carbs intake." "I bought this book for my 16 year old as she has been struggling with her HbA1c recently and she loves it." Healthcare professionals: "The most useful tool I have had as a diabetes specialist nurse." "I am a UK registered Dietitian and I think this book is fantastic!" "My patients all love it." "Brilliant book, helps me to teach patients with diabetes about sensible food portion sizes." "A fantastic resource for both healthcare professionals and the individuals we see in supporting weight loss and glycaemic control." --Customer Reviews

About the Author

Chris Cheyette is a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian with the NHS, working with people with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. Chris has spearheaded a number of projects over the years, many with the aim of improving the educational resources that are currently on offer to people with diabetes. These projects include an educational DVD for young people with diabetes, which earned him the 2007 British Dietetic Association Elizabeth Washington Award and a shortlisting for the 2006 Diabetes UK Education Award.

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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. M. Brown on 16 May 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is a fantastic help for all diabetics especially Type 1. Counting carbs can be so diffucult when trying to control your blood sugar as a diabetic. The visual pictures of the food and the portion sizes make it so much easier to ulimately calculate the right insulin dose to have with the food/carbs you eat.
And so gain better diabetic control.
A must for all adults. Children and their parents.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Gi on 11 Aug 2010
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I recently bought this book after visiting my diabetic clinic. What a [[ASIN:095644301X Carbs & Cals: A Visual Guide to Carbohydrate & Calorie Counting for People with Diabetes] revelation this turned out to be - after seeing the portion sizes and carbohydrate values in the book I realised I had been underestimating the amount of insulin I needed to give me stable blood sugar levels and that I needed to make alterations to my diet. I must say the calories are an eye-opener too! I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 12 (quite a few years ago now) but this book proves that there is always something new to discover and learn. If you have a meal out or a take-away it is difficult sometimes to guesstimate - this book takes a lot of the hard work away and makes life much easier ... I would recommend it to anyone - you won't be disappointed.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Anne Brice on 30 April 2010
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This is a brilliant book for anyone who needs to count their Carbs and Calories!...I am a Type 2 Diabetic, have been since 1991 and have never been taught how to count Carbohydrates although I am on Tablets and Insulin (Basal Bolus). I was on a Diabetes Forum and somebody wrote about being advised to get this book Carbs and Cals by Chris Cheyette and Yello Balolia..so I went to their website... [...] ordered one.
I am really glad I did.! the book is so easy to use, with pictures of plates of food ..in graduating portions showing you what a portion should look like and how many Carbs and Calories are in the portion size you choose to have.There is a lot of useful information as well.If you don't have Diabetes...it is very useful for losing weight..and the book is well worth while getting.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Harassedmumoftwo on 25 Sep 2011
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My son has recently been diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic, and this book has been a godsend! We have used this book for calculating his carb intake for virtually every meal, and it has been so good that his school has bought one too. Although we use electronic scales at home, the pictures are really great for helping us make a realistic guess for carbs content in places where weighing food is impossible or impracticle, such as restaurants. It is easy to understand, and virtually all day-to-day foods are covered, as well as some of the more unusual fare. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mummy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 May 2010
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I have to agree with the other reviewers here.
Before my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (aged 2) I had never worried about carb counting, so this book is incredibly useful. It has clear concise information and is well laid out. I use the collins carb counter book for anything that is not included here (though there isn't much that isn't). This book has become a very useful tool and I often to take it to playgroup as it helps take the guesswork out of what size portion he has had while there. I'm planning to get another copy for when he starts Nurery, or I might get the flashcards. There is also a phone app version.

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UPDATED AUG 2011
Just a note, I have bought the new edition and though the same foods have been used, some of the carb (and Cal) values have been changed. Some are a little lower, some a litle higher. Some by only 1g of carb some by as much as 4g. Overall I don't expect this to make a huge difference to his carb intake and the old edition is still handy to have. I mention it as you may wish to give thought to updating your copy.

PS The poster set produced by Carbs and Cals are huge, you would need to have a lot of wall space to display. Better suited to an office or clinic than say a small nursery classroom. It does have a handy 10g snack comparison (which is what I was after) Publishers take note , that info on a handy flyer would be great.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jackie Reynolds on 18 Aug 2010
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Thank you Chris Cheyette. All the dietitians I know are envious that you have come up with this wonderful book. I use this everyday at work. It has been the most useful tool I have had as a diabetes specialist nurse. Looking back since I bought it, I have used in every discussion in appointments with people I see! Using the photographs to judge portion sizes (because you have a selection on each page) is extremely useful to try and work out carb: insulin ratio used at each meal. The photographs are of foods readily available here in the UK, although it would be a handy delight when on holiday abroad as well. People I have introduced to this book have found the rice and pasta pages very useful. Also the alcohol pages too. There is an iphone app available too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LoveToRead on 12 April 2013
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I've found this book very useful since trying to grasp the world of carb counting (due to son being diabetic)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ali C on 7 Sep 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a really good reference book for anyone using an insulin pump or who wish to know the carbohydrate content in everyday dishes. Wonderfully, the book is full of food you would find regularly in the UK as opposed to a lot of the US diabetes books
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