Diabetes - Carb Counting
For people on multiple daily injections there is the ability to learn how to dose adjust your own insulin doses based on what you chose to eat.
Dose adjusting of insulin also supports management of blood glucose levels with physical activity and alcohol.
If the team are supporting you with learning to carbohydrate count and dose adjust your insulin they may recommend the following information to get you started, but please contact us for a full range of options to suit your needs.
To help you decide if dose adjustment of insulin is for me here are some useful websites to support you in your decision:
Diabetes UK – Is carbohydrate counting for me?
Diabetes UK - Guide to carbohydrate counting
- Carbohydrate Counting 1 to 1
- Ready reckoner
- Carbohydrates and Calories resources
- Basics to carbohydrate counting
- Calculating Carbohydrates in a recipe
- Ways to count carbohydrates
Additionally the team may ask you to do some carbohydrate free meal to ensure your background insulin is correct – please see this guide to support you.