We have two resources available for you to use; either as an introduction to carbohydrate counting, or to brush up on your skills.
- Carbs Count e-book
- E-learning programme from the Bournemouth Endocrine and Diabetes Centre
Carbs Count e-book
Developed by qualified diabetes dietitians and professionals working in the field of carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment, this e-book provides background information on carbohydrates and how to carbohydrate count. It also covers the different types of insulin available, how they work and how each one should be adjusted according to what you eat, drink and the amount of physical activity you do.
Available as a PDF e-book, Carbs Count can be downloaded for use on your home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can also test your knowledge by working through the examples featured throughout the ten chapters.
Visit our Online Shop to download the PDF for free.
E-learning programme from the Bournemouth Endocrine and Diabetes Centre
The Bournemouth Endocrine and Diabetes Centre have been running structured education programmes since 1999 to teach people with Type 1 diabetes on a basal bolus insulin regime how to match their insulin dose to the amount of carbohydrate they eat.
They have used their teaching materials to develop an interactive website, specifically designed to introduce the principles of carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment. The site is ideal for people who wish to begin learning these principles for the first time or as a refresher for people who need to update their skills.
Diabetes UK has reviewed the website and is pleased to support it by providing a direct link to the site. We would encourage you to visit the site if you wish to learn more about carbohydrate counting.
The site has been piloted by over 200 people from all over the UK and further afield. Feedback has been extremely positive with many reporting significant improvements in their quality of life, and diabetes control.
In order to evaluate its usefulness, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire at your first visit and after three months. We would also be grateful for any feedback about any aspect of the site.
The site is being made freely available for one year, and will be reviewed in the light of feedback received over that time.