From the moment I was taught to carb count, my dietician and nurse (everywhere I've been) have told me to minus out my fiber out of my carb out.
I've talked to many other T1s and apparently this practice isn't used with everyone. Most of the items I eat either have little or alot of fiber in them.. so I'm wondering.. is this a good or bad thing?
ex. I eat these mini chocolate cupcakes and muffin tops that have 100 calories and 18g of carbs. They have 7g of fiber per serving. When i carb count, that would mean it's 11g.
If it's 1 or 2g of fiber it has never been an issue but I'm wondering when it's that large of an amount. Should I be minussing it out!? OR would it be better to not...
I'm on 1:15g ratio and usually give 1u for that cupcake anyway and it seems to work.. I'm always afraid of having a low because to me 1u for 11g is high but if it was 18g? not so much...
Just wondering if anyone has any advice about it. What has your dietician told you and why do you or don't you minus it out.
Also, how do you count carbs in general, what do you look at before deciding what to bolus?