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Re: [IP] carb counting question/subtracting fiber



I've been told that to get the correct carb count that you subtract the
grams of fiber from the grams of carbohydrate...this makes something like
salad (no croutons!) virtually "free."...what are your thoughts?
----- Original Message -----
From: Liz Davis <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] carb counting question


> I can't help you with the steak.  But if you want to eat a big green salad
> with no carbs all I can say is good luck.
>
> Salad does have carbs, just not a whole lot of them (roughly 3g CHO/100g
> lettuce).  But if you eat a big enough salad you'll probably have to bolus
> for it.  I routinely eat a big salad for lunch and bolus for 20g of
> CHO.  It works out perfectly for me.
>
> BTW I dress the salad with pepper and vinegar so that's not adding any
food
> value.
>
> Liz
>
> At 12:17 PM 4/20/00 -0700, you wrote:
>  >I've asked this question of my dietician, but she told me to always eat
>  >carbs with my meals.  Let's say I want to eat a juicy steak and a big
green
>  >salad with no carbs, not even in the dressing, for dinner. I currently
>  >figure my bolus as 1 unit per 15 carbs.  I also figure in 1 unit per
every
>  >50 dl/mlg(?) of bg reading over 150. How do you figure how much insulin
to
>  >take for your bolus?  Would I use a square wave bolus?
>  >
>  >Thanks,
>  >
>  >Cathy
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