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Carbohydrate Counting Refresher

Carbohydrate Counting Refresher

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  • 1 hour study
  • Level 2: Intermediate

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    • About this course

      Welcome to the carbohydrate counting refresher module!

      Carbohydrate counting is an essential skill in managing Type 1 Diabetes.

      The aim of this course is to recap on the skills and knowledge needed to work out how much carbohydrate (or carbs) is in food or drink. 

      This course is broken down into the following topics:

      • What are the benefits to carbohydrate counting?
      • What is carbohydrate?
      • Which foods contain carbohydrate?
      • Which foods do not contain carbohydrate?
      • What are quick-acting carbohydrate foods and drinks?
      • Which carbohydrate foods are not likely to affect your glucose levels?
      • What about sweeteners?
      • Reading food labels
      • Working it out 'per portion'
      • Working it out by weighing your food
      • Using household measures
      • Other useful resources
      • How does my insulin work?

      The course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete in full. 

    • Course learning outcomes

        • Understand which foods contain carbohydrate 
        • Understand which foods do not contain carbohydrate
        • Build knowledge and skills in reading food labels 
        • Build skills in calculating carbohydrate portions using food labels 
        • Build skills in calculating carbohydrate portions using the 'Carbs and Cals' resource

    • Course dates:

      First Published 23/05/2021.

    Course content

    Below is the course content. You can click on any section here and it will take you through to this section of the course.
    • ExpandPre-course quiz

    • ExpandWhat are the benefits to carbohydrate counting?

    • ExpandWhat is carbohydrate?

    • ExpandWhich foods contain carbohydrate?

    • ExpandWhich foods do not contain carbohydrate?

    • ExpandWhat are quick-acting carbohydrate foods and drinks?

    • ExpandWhich carbohdyrate foods are not likely to affect your glucose levels?

    • ExpandWhat about sweeteners?

    • ExpandReading food labels

    • ExpandWorking it out 'per portion'

    • ExpandWorking it out by weighing your food

    • ExpandUsing household measures

    • ExpandOther useful resources

    • ExpandWhat about snacks?

    • ExpandHow does my insulin work?

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    • Morris Ong

      Carbohydrate Counting Refresher

      Morris Ong9 October 2021 9:02

      Great

    • Clare Guerin

      Carbohydrate counting

      Clare Guerin22 October 2020 10:21

      An invaluable resource - needed simple, clear, accurate information on this specific area. Thank you

    About this course

    • 1 hour study
    • Level 2: Intermediate

    Ratings

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    You can start learning at any time. By signing up and enrolling you can track your progress and earn a Statement of Participation upon completion, all for free.

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