Tag Archives: carbohydrate counting

New(ish) recommendations on fiber

Have you been subtracting fiber grams in your food to determine “net carb” grams? I recently heard a dietitian say that this practice is no longer recommended. Years ago, smart people determined that a high fiber food item (more than 5 grams … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate counting – the upside

Many people use carbohydrate counting (“carb counting”) as a meal planning approach to managing diabetes. Carb counting came out of a huge study that was conducted in the 80s and early 90s called the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT). In … Continue reading

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More food and diabetes

A recent study found that carb counting is not much better than other meal planning approaches in managing type 1 diabetes. I have mixed feelings. Drawbacks to carb counting include giving a message of “eat whatever you want and cover … Continue reading

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Down or Across?

The season for corn-on-the-cob is approaching. Well, it’s actually here if you shop in our local grocery store, but I know the truth. At any rate, our family has begun eating corn-on-the-cob. Last night my son and I were enjoying … Continue reading

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