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Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs
What Are Net Carbs? How Do They Affect Blood Sugar?
7/19/2012 1:48:14 AM
It's too bad that Sparkpeople's "Carbs for low-carb diet" calculation is not always accurate. It would be very helpful if SP could correct the errors in calculcation so users would get a real indication of their net carbs.
I agree. I had a few appointments with a registered dietician and she told me to subtract grams of fiber from grams of carbohydrates to get net carbs. Perhaps it's different for diabetics? I am not diabetic, but am insulin-resistant, so carbs are an issue.
4/15/2012 10:50:44 PM
Perhaps one option could be found within the diet itself?
Depending on the fiber source itself and how the body metabolizes that certain source. Different sources metabolize uniquely according to our own body chemistry.
Here is a video for more information. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8U7Vy8RwEA
I was also surprised at only subtracting 1/2 the fiber to get the net carb, even my nutritionist told me to subtract all the fiber. But I went to the American Diabetes Associations website and they state the same thing, only 1/2 the fiber can be subtracted. http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness /food/what-can-i-eat/carbohydrates.html
this is the first time i've heard this. i've read many times that you subtract all the fibre from the carbs for the net count. why would you subtract only 1/2? you might want to explain that reasoning, since this is new information.
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