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Re: [IP] carb counting & fiber



that is the way I was told to count carbs & subtract fiber & I have been
doing this for over 6 months I expect a pump to be delivered in the next few
days then the fun will begin!!!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kate Delano" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 4:17 PM
Subject: [IP] carb counting & fiber


> I have just recently started carb counting (3 days ago), and am trying to
> determine insulin:carb ratios in preparation for the pump.  My
nutritionist
> told me that I needed to subtract the grams of fiber from the total
> carbohydrate grams when counting.  After the appointment, I went out and
> bought a book with carb counts and fiber information, and have been doing
it
> that way for the last 3 days.  My question is, does everyone do this?  In
my
> last 2 months on this site, I have never heard mention of fiber, and it
just
> makes me curious.  I also wonder if it is contributing to how much insulin
> it looks like I will be requiring for the time being, 1:6, but I also
> attribute that to my lack of a regular exercise routine.
> Maybe this is just a YMMV thing, but it seems like counting would be a lot
> easier without having to subtract the fiber, especially for things without
> nutrition labels like fruits and vegetables.
> Thanks in advance!
> Kate
> T1 for 16 yrs, DX '86, using Lantus and Novolog currently, hoping to be
> pumping soon!
>
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