I Have Type 1 Diabetes
For people with Type 1 diabetes who are on multiple daily insulin injections, we offer a group session on carbohydrate counting called The 4 Steps Programme.
These courses aim to support you through the process of learning the principles of carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment. This enables you to be more flexible in your food and activity choices because you will be aware of how to adjust your own insulin doses to match the situation.
The course is run over four weeks with each session lasting approximately 3 hours and is led by a nurse and dietitian who specialise in diabetes. The course is a mix of presentations, practical tasks and group discussions. You will also be able to meet other people with Type 1 diabetes and share your stories and experiences. You will be provided with a workbook to keep and small tasks each week to help you to put into practice the skills that you are learning in your own home.