Thursday, July 21, 2011

Feeling a little dumb at the moment...

Okay, I admit it. I had no idea about sugar alcohol. I have not asked Vince about it yet, but I will have to see if he is aware of it. I googled it and I think I understand it to be a type of sugar that is absorbed less...? so now it seems that even sugar free has sugar in it? I am a little confused...I think we might just get the oreos from now on... :)

7 comments:

  1. Sandy, no matter how long we live, new things will always come along and confuse us. Tom tells me to always look at the carbs on the label. He says its the carbs, the carbs, the carbs. no matter what other name they put on things.

    good luck.

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  2. That's what Vince always tells me...

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  3. Hey, sorry if it was me that confused you, but it was something my nutritionist told me so I would know how to bolus for sugar free. Yes, it's all about the carbs, but SF stuff also has sugar alcohols that you should pay attention to as well when bolusing. Like I said, all you have to do is divide the number by 2...so if something is 10 carbs and 10 grams of sugar alcohols, you'd divide the sugar alcohols by 2 and get 5, then add the 5 on to the carbs for a total of 15 carbs. That's what I was told anyway and it's worked for me!

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  4. Thanks Valerie! I understand now! This seems dumb to me...he mind as well just get regular cookies....I should prolly mention though that I am the one that eats most of the cookies anyway LOL

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  5. All the artificial stuff confuses me. I try to stick with the real stuff to avoid confusion...LOL.

    Have a great w/e Sandy!

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  6. E will be too from now on!!

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  7. I had no idea what was meant by "sugar alcohol" when I first read about them in a D blog a couple of weeks ago. I had to look it up. We don't use that term in Australia.

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