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Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs

What Are Net Carbs? How Do They Affect Blood Sugar?


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Good article, but now I'm a little more confused and will bring this up when I see my nutritionist later this week I was taught to subtract the ENTIRE amount of dietary fiber from the total carb amount to get the net carb amount. If it truly is only HALF then I've been doing it wrong for the last several weeks. My readings are normal, so I must be doing something right, but all of the conflicting information that I've gotten since I got diagnosed in February is frustrating. Report
Why only half ?? Report
Very informative, thank you. I had never heard of the 5 g and divide by 2 rule. Report
Fiber , fiber , fiber. Report
When we had a diabetes class they mentioned the above 5 grams of fiber dividing it by 2. I've been doing that for quite some time now. Good article! Report
Keep,those carbs down. Protein up, fiber up. Report
Informative article!
So much to learn about label reading Report
Thank you for the information. I think the USDA needs to regulate standards for all foods. What are we paying them for? just like most government agencies. So much work, so many workers and an unstable political climate. The average tax payer (you and I) are forgotten whilst the spend time complaining and covering their azz they accomplish little or no work for us. Advertising seems to me to be all lies falling far beyond "puffing" (which is legal). Sometimes this confusion is detrimental to consumers. This is what we pay the govt. for "to keep us safe" Report
Thanks for an informative article :) Report
How does SP track net carbs -- it's on optional nutrient to add to the food tracker Report
Keep in mind the following: It is in the US (only, I think?) that the carbs need to be subtracted to get your net carbs. In Europe, and Oz, and maybe other countres, fibre is already subtracted on the nutrition label. Report
Thanx for the good info -- bonus: more ways to practice our math skills! Report
I've read this article before, but I needed to refresh my memory. I hope everyone has a Super & Blessed Saturday! Report
Very concise explanation. Report

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