Okay, so we're still relatively new to this whole carb counting thing, but I've now gotten in to the habit of looking at *everything* to see what the carbs are for future use on Alden. My youngest son had a G.I. issue last week (tmi- diarrhea/vomitting, but no fever), so we were told to give him Pedialyte via syringe every 1/2 hr to prevent dehydration.
Well, I had my DH get some "singles" bottles of it on his way home, and he picked up both the name brand "Pedialyte" and the Wal-Mart brand "Parent's Choice Pediatric Electrolyte" singles. Now, I guess I always assumed that it was government mandated to put the "Nutritional Facts" in a little box and spell out all the Carbs/Calories/etc to make it easy for everyone to see. However, neither one of these electrolyte drinks had one of those "boxes" that I'm so use to quickly looking at... I mean, even my son's Omega-3 vitamins has the box with the info-- so why not the pedialyte???
Does anyone know what the standard carbs are on these-- I imagine it varies by flavor? Here's the thing... it *does* list some info in a small paragraph form on the outer box (not on the individual bottles):
(per liter): Calories, 100; Dextrose, 20grams; Fructose, 5grams; Potassioum, 20 mEq; Chloride, 35 mEq; Sodium, 45 mEq. I would assume then that the carbs are 25g/liter--- however in the Ingredidents listed it also mentions "Sucralose"... besides the dextrose and fructose. I know that is basically "Splenda", right?, and has no carbs, but I thought that these can also raise bg? I just remember our dietician telling us that it would be better to avoid chemical sweetners and instead use traditional sugar.