Weights and Measures

Weights and Measures

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9427
Publication Format: A4 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 09/15
Next Review: 07/18

A step-by-step guide to counting carbohydrate by weighing and measuring food. 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 type 1 diabetes mellitus is.
  • Understand that dietary choices and food are important in managing diabetes and long-term health.
  • 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 how to calculate bolus insulin – how to use the table/grid and bolus advisors.
  • Know how to read labels and use this information to:
    - calculate CHO in servings
    - make healthy food choices.
  • Know that bolus insulin ‘covers’ CHO consumed through food and drink.
  • Know that basal insulin regulates blood glucose.
  • Know how to calculate and adjust insulin (bolus and basal) for meals, snacks and activities based on variable factors including:
    - GI (fat, sugar, fibre, protein content)
    - Time and duration of meals/eating
    - Stress/excitement, energy expenditure
  • 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.
Fats Enough

Fats Enough

An introduction to dietary fats and their role in health. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9417

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Ready for Flexitime

Ready for Flexitime

Designed to stimulate strategies for juggling activities with insulin, snacks and meals. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9439

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Carbohydrate Tables

Carbohydrate Tables

A reference guide for when food labels aren't readily available. With space to add personal favourites and portion sizes. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.   Please note error on page...

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9431

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