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Carbohydrate counting refresher

Carbohydrate counting refresher
    • About this course

      Welcome to the carbohydrate counting refresher module!

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

      The aim of this module is to provide you with the information and skills you need to be able to work our how much carbohydrate (or carbs) are eating or drinking. 

      This module 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?
      • Sweeteners
      • Reading food labels
      • Working it out 'per portion'
      • Working it out by weighing your food
      • Using household measures
      • Other useful resources

      Work your way through each topic to reach the self assessment quiz at the end. The quiz is a tool for you to check which topics you know well and which topics you may want to go over again. 

      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

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

    Course content

    • 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?

    • ExpandSweeteners

    • 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?

    • ExpandEnd of course quiz

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      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

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