By London Latest Reply 2010-01-15 23:00:02 -0600
Started 2010-01-13 22:06:19 -0600

I attended a Diabetes class and want to share a tad of info I learned. We were told if your cereal has 5 or more grams of fiber you can subtract the fiber number from the total carbs. So if your food has 20 carbs and 5 fiber it really only has 15 carbs. I found that interesting!

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kdroberts 2010-01-14 10:43:53 -0600 Report

Unfortunately if you look a little deeper there are varying schools of thought. Some say deduct all fiber no mater how much, some say half-two thirds of it if it's more than 5g, some say don't deduct it at all. All because the US has very lenient food labeling requirements and measures and labels carbohydrate and fiber differently to most other countries in the world. The real answer is deduct or don't deduct based on what your BG meter tells you.

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