Nutrition Facts
Serving size 30g
Total
Carbohydrate
25g
   Dietary Fiber 8g
      Soluble Fiber 1g
   Sugars 6g
   Other Carbohydrate 5g
   Sugar Alcohol 6g

Carbohydrate counting steps From label above
1. Locate the serving size A 30g serving will contain the amount of listed carbohydrates
2. Start with grams of Total Carbohydrates 25g
3. Locate the amount of fiber under the title "Fiber" or "Dietary Fiber" 8g
4. If Dietary Fiber is ≥ 5g, then subtract it from Total Carbohydrates Dietary Fiber is 8g therefore 25g - 8g = 17g
5. Locate Sugar Alcohols if present 6g
6. Take half the Sugar Alcohols 1/2 of 6g = 3g
7. Subtract half the Sugar Alcohols from the remaining carbs in step 4 17g - 3g = 14g
A carbohydrate count of 14g would be used to calculate a premeal dose of insulin from the example above

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 30g
Total
Carbohydrate
16g
   Dietary Fiber 2g
   Sugars 6g
   Sugar Alcohol 2g

Carbohydrate counting step From label above
1. Locate the serving size A 30g serving will contain the amount of listed carbohydrates
2. Start with grams of Total Carbohydrates 16g
3. Locate the amount of fiber under the title "Fiber" or "Dietary Fiber" 2g
4. If Dietary Fiber is ≥ 5g, then subtract it from Total Carbohydrates Dietary Fiber is 2g
therefore do not subtract
5. Locate Sugar Alcohols if present 2g
6. Take half the Sugar Alcohols 1/2 of 2g = 1g
7. Subtract half the Sugar Alcohols from the remaining carbs in step 4 16g - 1g = 15g
A carbohydrate count of 15g would be used to calculate a premeal dose of insulin from the example above
NOTE: In this example, Dietary Fiber (2g) + Sugars (6g) + Sugar Alcohols (2g) does not = Total Carbohydrates (16g)
This is very common since Other Carbohydrates is a voluntary listing and often omitted