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Re: [IP] Carb Counting

At 11:56 AM 3/18/01 -0500, you wrote:
 >Clear DayI've been carb counting for about 2 months now.  The dietician told
 >me to subtract dietary fiber from total carbohydrate to find the total grams
 >of carbohydrate.  I've been using this method to figure how much insulin to
 >take.  I also started pumping two weeks ago, and am trying to use carb
 >counting to help me bolus.  However, I've read a few books which do not say
 >anything about subtracting the fiber.  Does anyone know what the proper
 >thing to do is?
 >Thanks... Heather
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Heather, if you are very insulin sensitive, then I think you should 
subtract carbs for fiber (it's usually on a carb or 3).  In my case, it 
doesn't make a difference, so I don't subtract them.

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