The Carbohydrate Counting in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

Statistically significant overestimation of carbohydrate content was observed for 15 of 32 foods in the quiz (Table 2). Syrup, hash browns, rice, spaghetti, and chips were overestimated by more than 5 g/serving. Statistically significant underestimation of carbohydrate content was observed for 8 out of 32 foods in the quiz, with cereal, French fries, and soda underestimated by more than 5 g. Overall, carbohydrate accuracy for an average breakfast was +7.2 ± 15.1 g; lunch was –7.9 ± 16.7 g; dinner was +3.8 ± 17.3 g, and accuracy for average daily snacks was +0.8 ± 13.6 g.

http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/22/1/56.full

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