Nutrition Q&A Newsletter
When it comes to Carbohydrate Counting, fiber and sugar alcohol are treated a little differently according to the American Diabetes Association.
If a food contains more than 5 grams of fiber, half of the grams of fiber should be subtracted from the total carbohydrate on a food label.
suppose a food contains 20 grams of total carbohydrate and 6 grams fiber
divide 6 grams of fiber by 2 = 3 grams of fiber to subtract from total carbohydrate
20 grams of total carbohydrate - 3 grams fiber = 17 grams total carbohydrate
The same is true for sugar alcohol. If a food contains more than 5 grams sugar alcohol, half of the grams of sugar alcohol should be subtracted from the total carbohydrate.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
FOODPICKER.org, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
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Subject: Diabetes & New Year's celebration?
I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and my wife has pre-diabetes. New Year's Eve we always have a large celebration with cocktails and lots of food. We are growing weary of the party this year given my new diagnosis. Any tips on how we can still enjoy the party?
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