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  1. rb
    rb April 29, 2010 at 6:59 am | | Reply

    Why all the angst over the saturated fat content?

    The debunking of the saturated fat leading to heart disease myth happened a while ago. Here’s a Scientific American article on it.

  2. Karen
    Karen April 29, 2010 at 7:04 am | | Reply

    I learned some fun stuff about fiber. It used to be you just subtracted the total from your carb count. New info from nutritionists suggests that – if your intake has more than 5g of fiber in it – you subtract HALF the fiber total. So let’s say you have a meal with 40g of carbs and 10g fiber. Your total carb count for the meal is 35g of carbs.

  3. Nici
    Nici April 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm | | Reply

    I love Mexican food, but it wreaks havoc on my BG. At my favorite Mexican restaurant, I order the veggie burrito, but I don’t eat the burrito shell. Then I substitute refried beans for the Mexican rice. I slather it all in sour cream and salsa. Clearly, I am not worried about the fat, but I am minimizing the carbs — this meal comes it at just 15 grams or 1 carb exchange.

    Now if I could just keep my hands off the chips and salsa …

  4. riva
    riva April 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | | Reply

    I look stuff up I don’t know the carb count for in the Calorie King book and then I see how wrong they are – or my body is. Totally agreed, this is no science. And I do love the idea of changing “carb-counting” to “carb- guessing.” I think we should actually start a campaign for that. riva

  5. Crystal
    Crystal April 29, 2010 at 10:03 pm | | Reply

    I decided many years ago that Diabetes will Never be a science. That implies a formula with a specific result.

    Diabetes is a Very individual disease. We all react differently to anything life throws at us: medication, food, stress, emotions etc etc.

    So living with and managing Diabetes Is a trial and error life. Symptoms change. How your body deals with food changes. 25 years and it’s all still changing.

    Go with the flow. Read a carb count/ask for it, try it, monitor your bg. You’ll know if it works for you or not.

  6. Heather
    Heather April 30, 2010 at 3:36 am | | Reply

    Thanks so much for all the information. I struggle counting my daughters carbs and getting it “right” everyday. As someone else said everyone reacts to food differently so it is trial and error. I have to remember to remind myself of that everyday.

  7. June S.
    June S. April 30, 2010 at 7:04 am | | Reply

    Those carb-counting quiz photos are not a good way of determining one’s ability to count carbs. If I had those samples right in front of me (rather than in a photo) I could more easily gauge their carbohydrate content.

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  9. Dennis
    Dennis May 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm | | Reply

    Well, I use Calorie King for a Guide, but not the final word either
    Guessing is more like it
    I try to eat Meals that List all the Carbs on them
    And When In Doubt? It’s test at 1 AND 2 HRS…

    AS a lasr resort if I have to choose btwn eating something I have no idea about and Healthy Choice Meal?
    Healthy Choice wins out..
    Has helped me keep A1c’s under 6% for many yrs using MDI-NLog and Levemire.. Last Yrs ave was 5.8%

    Have had these kinds of A1c’s for yrs and still got Retinopathy- Eye there are other issues at play, other than just keeping Good BG’s..

    And ? Take Vit D Supplements.. 1,000/day.. Get it tested with your A1c’s and keep it near 50 levels if at all possible .. It will effect your BG’s if you have Low 20′s…

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