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Can you tell me if we count " net carbs" info if we have it? Before I became diabetic I was on Atkins low carb diet and net carbs really worked on that. I would love to factor in fiber and sugar alcohol if we can. It seems to me that certain foods with the high fiber content don't raise my bg as high. Does this factor in the idea of low glycemic foods?
 

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I'm not very familiar with how the glycemic index works, but I do know we can deduct the dietary fiber from the total carbs. Only the fiber though - sugar alcohols aren't always a safe bet. You'll have to eat & test to see which ones of those you can handle. Some people tolerate them fine - others not so much. Check the labels on any sweeteners you use, because some of the granulated products use maltodextrin or other sugars which can spike us. Liquid sweeteners are less likely to have such additives.

So yeah - go by the net carbs! :D :D :D
 

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I'm not very familiar with how the glycemic index works, but I do know we can deduct the dietary fiber from the total carbs. Only the fiber though - sugar alcohols aren't always a safe bet. You'll have to eat & test to see which ones of those you can handle. Some people tolerate them fine - others not so much. Check the labels on any sweeteners you use, because some of the granulated products use maltodextrin or other sugars which can spike us. Liquid sweeteners are less likely to have such additives.

So yeah - go by the net carbs! :D :D :D
Shanny, do you mean powdered sweeteners like splenda? If so- which are the best ones to use?
 

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I am having problems finding a good low carb low cal sweetener. Splenda is loaded with maltodextrin and spikes my blood sugar like real sugar. Let me know if you find an affordable sweetner, I have tried just about everything on the market. My best find so far is Sweetzfree. It costs a whopping $18 per ounce. Just google the name, they have a website.
 

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Can you tell me if we count " net carbs" info if we have it? Before I became diabetic I was on Atkins low carb diet and net carbs really worked on that. I would love to factor in fiber and sugar alcohol if we can. It seems to me that certain foods with the high fiber content don't raise my bg as high. Does this factor in the idea of low glycemic foods?
According to my dietitian....I can subtract the amount of dietary fiber if it is over 5gms. She also says I can subtract the number of the sugar alcohols, but I count them anyway.

Low glycemic foods do have more fiber usually...they break down into sugar in your body at a slower rate thus preventing that quick sharp spike in blood glucose. For example, I can tolerate a baked sweet potato *much* easier than I can a baked white potato. The baked white potato is like eating a plate full of cake icing to me while the fiber in the sweet potato makes it digest more slowly and does not spike me so much.
 

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Shanny, do you mean powdered sweeteners like splenda? If so- which are the best ones to use?
Yep - Spenda is the one I'm most familiar with since my husband uses a lot of it. But the first ingredient on the package is not sucralose (Splenda) at all, it is maltodextrin. :mad: So I don't use powdered or granulated sweeteners much, I use liquid.
 
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