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Does anyone use a palm or similar device to keep track of forbidden ingredients or other info? My 3 year old son was just diagnosed and the amount of information is overwhelming to me now. I am trying to manage all the lists, etc but my huge black binder isn't the most convenient way to do this!

Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

Annie

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I think using a palm pilot/sony clie is a great idea!

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Hi,

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 :(

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I think you can download a food list...Clan Thompson or something like that...you buy it to download to your palm--they specifically mention the list as being for your palm on the site, last time I checked.

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.

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HI, I've been fantasizing about this palm pilot thing - so I was glad to see some posts. I don't have one, but would spend actual money on it if it would help. Is there a way to download lists onto them from Word? , or do you have to type all your stuff on their tiny keypad? (I know this is a dorky - computer idiot question!)...just help me out here...Could I actually transfer some of my lists onto the thing? By the way couldn't all of our list problems be solved if some COMPUTER GENIUSES would just have a site that we could plug into that would keep updated information on products and restuarant chains? Retailers could supply updated info, and sell more stuff... and we could actually use the power of technology to save us from all the time we have to use trying to keep up with all this. I've only been at this for a few months but I can't believe the amount of e-mail and phone calls I've made to get product info. This makes all my regular "Mom" list making pale in comparison! Any thoughts? Valerie

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Hi Dreamhouses--

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.

best

Seosamh

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Thanks for that extra info, I am defininitely going to get a palm pilot, I think we all deserve one! Valerie

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Yes I use the palm solely for my gluten-free list.

I made about 15 files

a-b

ingedient

fast food

sauces

snack

v-z

etc

place into a word or notepad file and hot sync

it's prettiy great for travel

Zire palm is about $ 79 buck

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I use the Clan Thompson list on my Pocket PC. It is worth paying for. It's a lot of work keeping these lists and ingredients in processed food are constantly changing.

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I recently got a palm zire72 model and just love it. I'd been keeping lists and web bkmrks on a sidekick device (awesome mobile web) but it was missing one crucial function - Find w/in a pdf.

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.

http://homepage.mac.com/sholland/celiac/GFfoodlist.pdf

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.

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