Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate Counting
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Carbohydrate counting is the skill of matching your mealtime insulin to the amount of carbohydrates in your food. It is an effective way of helping blood glucose control and providing greater flexibility in your diet and lifestyle.

You should always have the support and guidance of your healthcare team with carbohydrate counting and insulin adjusting. The topic list (to the right) will give you an idea of all the information covered in this course.

This course:

Is only for people using either an insulin pump or multiple daily injections (MDI)/ basal-bolus short-acting insulin with meals and long-acting insulin once/twice a day. Most people who carbohydrate count have Type 1 diabetes.

Will take no more than 2 hours to complete

Can be completed at your own pace and doesn’t have to be in one sitting

Occasionally carb-counting will be recommended for people with type 2 diabetes using basal-bolus insulin. If your diabetes is not treated by insulin, this course is not suitable for you. If you are not sure, then please check with your health care team

We hope to help you feel confident in managing your diabetes and support you in making decisions that result in the best possible health outcomes for you. Please note that all comments left on the forum are moderated.

To get started, click on the first section โ€˜Welcomeโ€™ below.




Comments:

  1. Comment by James. f. on 30th October 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I will have to do some swotting me thinks to begin with….Will proceed later.




  2. Comment by Kirsten. C. on 3rd November 2020 at 3:19 pm

    You can move about the course with the side navigation bar James, just in case you want to go back over a previous section or topic ๐Ÿ™‚




  3. Comment by Carol. A. on 10th November 2020 at 12:19 am

    Im type 2 sorry




  4. Comment by Anne. T. on 24th January 2021 at 1:23 am

    I am type two diabetic on no medication but using diet control. Is this course ok to learn carb counting please.




  5. Comment by Kirsten. C. on 27th January 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Anne, no this course would not be suitable for you. It is designed for people using either an insulin pump or multiple daily injections (MDI)/ basal-bolus short-acting insulin with meals and long-acting insulin once/twice a day. Most people who carbohydrate count have Type 1 diabetes. Occasionally carb-counting will be recommended for people with type 2 diabetes using basal-bolus insulin but this would only be with advice and training with your diabetes team. We have the My Type 2 Diabetes course which would be suitable for you. I hope that helps! Kirsten ๐Ÿ™‚




  6. Comment by flow- 11224 on 16th August 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you for producing this online course. I enjoyed completing it and although I have had type 1 diabetes for over 30 years, I learned some valuable knowledge, which I have immediately put into practice. I wish I had had the benefit of this course years ago. Thank you.




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