Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:12 PM
Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
Posted 27 November 2004 - 09:28 PM
Posted 28 November 2004 - 03:39 AM
I use a palm and it has pocket excel in it, I have several list > safe, forbidden, questionable. I also have downloaded resturants that are in my area that are gluten-free. Also I have a great shopoing list that I downloaded which I use everytime I go to the grocery store. I'm finding I can't live without it lol. I was taking a big note book with me everywhere and then I realized how many stares I was getting. Also its was so inconviente to wag around.
Be sure you back up your palm onto your home computer so you dont lose any thing you have stored on your palm. I accidently deleted what I had and lost it and had to start over because I didn't back it up
Posted 28 November 2004 - 01:40 PM
Of course, you're probably better off getting all your lists for free (ingredients, etc.) or typing up your own and then downloading--just if you're interested, there's another option.
Posted 28 November 2004 - 08:38 PM
Posted 28 November 2004 - 08:50 PM
I've got a PDA (palm pilot) with the downloadeded food and drug lists from Clan Thompson ($38). I love it and have benefitted from it--for instance, the drug list let me know that Maalox anti-gas tablets and Tums have gluten--something for a celiac to be aware of! Yes, maintaining your own list is a good idea also.
And I believe you can use MS Word on many PDAs nowadays--or you can cut and paste text onto the program (you can type on your computer) and download it onto a palm pilot. It is great--I really rely on mine.
Gluten-free since Jan. 28, 2004
Posted 29 November 2004 - 04:26 PM
Posted 01 December 2004 - 11:37 AM
I made about 15 files
place into a word or notepad file and hot sync
it's prettiy great for travel
Zire palm is about $ 79 buck
Posted 01 December 2004 - 01:07 PM
Posted 01 December 2004 - 02:48 PM
Anyway, i think some older palms may not be able to view and do Find in a pdf, but it seems all recent devices will.
The reason for the pdf req is that there is a very complete "safe" list in pdf format.
It seems to be updated 4x/yr, tho as it's just done by volunteers I don't know that they are adhering to a strict update schedule.
I LOVE this list, as it can become tiresome to pore over the other type of lists containing what i CAN'T eat.
I did try the pc version of the clan thompson program, but didn't think it suited me all that well. But it is free to try so i'd suggest at least a look.
I also have numerous small txt files by category, both created w/ copy/paste and those i wrote out myself w/ comments.
So Annie, I'd STRONGLY suggest getting just about any of the current devices. Many have features unrelated to our gluten-free lists and can get costly, but i think the palm zire31 is easily found for ~$150 and would do the job wonderfully. (my zire72 was $250 after $50 reb)
Or to spend less, i've seen older models that i believe can do the job on sale for as low as $30.
Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.
Gluten-free since 12-03
Dairy-free since 10-04
Soy-free since 5-07
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