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Re: [IP] ABOUT CERTAIN TYPES OF CARBS AND COUNTING??!!



> i have a few questions regarding carb counting and bolusing.....
> first of all, how do all of you bolus for carbs, ie, if a label says
> the serving contains 25 carbs, do you just go bolus for your 25
> carbs using your carb:insulin ration OR do you break it down into
> say sugars? for example, one serving of Golden Grahams has 25 carbs,
> BUT only 10 of those carbs are 'sugar.' 

1) A carb is a carb is a carb (more or less :-). Read about Glycemic 
index -- the insulin required is the same, just the timing changes.
See Rick Mendosa's pages on Glycemic Indices

http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

2) don't believe the package. Just because the serving size says X, 
doesn't mean that's what they put in the package. The carb content 
for the weight or volume mentioned will be reasonably close, but the 
serving size in the package may vary considerably from the 
"standard". Always measure the weight or volume and calculate the 
grams of carb for your particular serving.

Michael
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