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RE: [IP] carb counting and fiber

I count those carbs. The government doesn't define net carbs so anyone can
claim anything. I like to believe that Ben & Jerry's ice cream has 0 net
carbs because I don't think we should have to count carbs in things that
taste good. I avoid the sugar free candies and the like because I would
rather use the carbs on something I really like. 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of suzanne watts
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:12 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] carb counting and fiber


 What about foods like sugar free candies that say 30 carbs but claim that
there are only 5 net carbs? There is no fiber in this candy, I guarantee
you! The guy at the candy shop said that the carbs that came from malitol
(sugar alcohols) didn't count towards a carb count but I find that hard to
believe. I am afraid to try any candy because of this.


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Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 8:30:42 AM
Subject: RE: [IP] carb counting and fiber

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I was told in a course I took at the Joslin that you can subtract the 5 up
to 1/2 the total grams of carb. Your example would be

Total        5
Fiber     3    1/2 total carb so use  2.5
Net carbs    2.5

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Elisa Zalk
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:28 PM
To: Pumpers
Subject: [IP] carb counting and fiber

I am counting carbs and need to know ,if there is fiber in something do you
take the fiber carb grams off of what you are counitng. For example if a
diet slice of seven grain bread has a total of 5 grams of carbs, 3 of which
are fiber, do you take insulin for 5 grams or for 2 grams? I would
appreciate your input.


Elisa Zalk
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