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Re: [IP] carb counting


I was taught 18 months ago to subtract the fiber content.


Rosalind Mincher wrote:

> I just read an article from some diabetes thing I get. I will have to
> bring it to work to give you the exact name of the paper. It said, if
> I
> understood the article to look at a label for the carb count. Then
> look
> at the fiber count. Since fiber has to be counted as a carb and is not
> digestible, the article said to subtract it from the total carb to get
> the actual carb that one needs to bolus for when eating that food. I
> have
> always just looked at the carb count. I don't remember ever having
> been
> told to subtract out the fiber grams. Anybody out there heard of any
> such,
> or have I just been sleeping? I don't have my carb counting down
> really
> well, maybe that could be one of the reasons. You people that have
> your
> sugars under really tight control, do you subtract fibers, any
> responses
> would be appreciated. Thanks, Roz