Re: [IP] Counting "Net" Carbs
Steve, When I first was diagnosed I was told by some to subtract half of
the fiber from the carb count and then I was told to subtract all of the
fiber from the total number of carbs. I personally don't subtract anything
any more. As a matter of fact, when I eat a slab of whole wheat bread
(home made), I have to spread out the insulin over 1 1/2 hours, I give
myself 65% up front and 35% to follow. If I don't do this, the bread takes
so long to digest that I'll go high after a couple of hours. You may want
to make sure that you're basal rates are not causing the problem and that
may be why you went so low. You may need to subtract out the fiber even
though I don't do it. It's all a matter of experimentation. Good luck.
On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Steven Schoch <
schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:
> I've been on insulin for 50 years, but I'm new to pumping and carb counting
> (as of last July).
> The instruction on carb counting says to only look at the total carbs -
> don't adjust for fiber or "net" carbs. This morning I had 30 grams of carbs
> from Kellog's All-Bran cereal, along with some granola. I used the total
> carbs in the bolus wizard, but now (2 hours later), my reading is 68, up
> from 55 after I drank a whole box of apple juice.
> When I eat a breakfast of cereal like corn flakes that doesn't have as much
> fiber, I don't seem to get low. This is causing me to question the carb
> counting advice of not adjusting for fiber content.
> Do any of you have the same issue? Do you have to adjust your carb count or
> your dose when you eat high-fiber?
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