An Introduction to Carbohydrate Counting

An Introduction to Carbohydrate Counting

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9425
Publication Format: A4 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 09/15
Next Review: 07/18

An introduction to carbohydrate counting and the steps involved. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

  • To ensure optimal growth and development by encouraging and promoting self-management of diabetes.
  • To support the patient/client and their carers to adopt dietary practice to help avoid long-term diabetes complications.

The Target Group will:

  • Understand what foods contain CHO.
  • Understand how CHO affects blood glucose levels.
  • Know how to identify foods that contain CHO and how to calculate the amount of CHO in a serving of food:
    - Know how to use CHO reference table/grid
  • Know that insulin in required to regulate blood glucose and energy.
  • Know that bolus insulin ‘covers’ CHO consumed through food and drink.
  • Know that basal insulin regulates blood glucose.
  • Understand the importance of monitoring and keeping a diary to record BG, insulin, CHO etc.
  • Know target BG range and how to respond:
    - Know how to correct high blood glucose
    - Know how to prevent, detect and respond to hypoglycaemia
  • Mark A. Sperling (eds) ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2014
  • Francesca Annan, Physical Activity and Diabetes – health benefits and management strategies for children and young people. Diabetes care for Children & Young People – vol 2 No 1 2013
  • Carmel Smart, Both Dietary Protein and Fat Increase Postprandial Glucose Excursions in Children with type 1 diabetes, and the Effect is Additive. Diabetes care  volume 36: 3897 – 3902  December 2013
  • Frances Hanson, Karen Ross, Expressing carbohydrate ratios, Diabetes care for Children & Young People – vol 2 No 1 2013
  • Diabetes Action Plan, The Scottish Government (2010), The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.
  • D De Silva, Helping people help themselves. A review of the evidence considering whether it’s worthwhile to support self-management, The Health Foundation, London. (2011)
  • Guidance on the use of patient education models for diabetes, Technology, Appraisal 60, NICE (2003) London.
Cooked and Uncooked Weights

Cooked and Uncooked Weights

How to differentiate between uncooked and cooked weights when counting carbohydrate in food. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9428

Price per pack

£7.00
Weights and Measures

Weights and Measures

A step-by-step guide to counting carbohydrate by weighing and measuring food. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9427

Price per pack

£12.00
Carbohydrate Counting - Reading Labels

Carbohydrate Counting - Reading Labels

A detailed guide on how to count carbohydrate using food labels. Includes notes spaces for practise / examples. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9426

Price per pack

£12.00