This essential for anyone with type 1 diabetes that is on a basal-bolus insulin regime. Our daughter has the condition and we need to work out her carbohydrate intake with every meal to calculate her insulin. Free Carbohydrate listings on the internet seem to be based on strange American foods - so it is good to have a book that covers British foods. This book is excellent value, is a handy pocket size and is very comprehensive. I gave the book 4 stars rather than five because it mainly Gives Carbs per hundred grams - which is fine at home when you can weigh things. But when eating out or at other peoples houses it would be useful to have more portion descriptions - rather than just giving a total weight for many foods.
I bought this as a small, handy, pocket sized guide to take out with me for carb counting.
Just like any other Collins Gem, this book is the business. It contains mostly everything you need to know, sensibly arranged and easy to use. The measures are sensible and understandable unlike another book I have.
If you need to count your carbs, then this is a great book to have.
Where a book involves images of some sort, do publishers actually check them before releasing a Kindled edition? Does Amazon's Kindle have the functionality to handle them properly yet? The images in this book are the oh so very KEY tables of carb content by food type. The text around the tables is pretty much irrelevant for a quick guide such as this, but it can be made larger. Huge, in fact. The tables however, don't work in the same way. On Kindle for Android most are unreadable. This is a big shame as the book makes a perfect ready reckoner and would be excellent in the electronic portable form offered here. But at the moment you just can't read it.