Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate Counting
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Carbohydrate counting is the skill of matching your mealtime insulin to the amount of carbohydrate in your food.

The 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.

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

Carbohydrate counting is an effective way of helping blood glucose control and providing greater flexibility in your diet and lifestyle.

The topic list (to the right) will give you an idea of all the information covered in this course. To get started click on the first section ‘Welcome’ below.




5 responses to “Carbohydrate Counting”

  1. James freyne James freyne says:

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

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

    • 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 🙂

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