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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Carbohydrate Counting: Basic to Advanced

Carbohydrate (carb) counting is a meal planning approach for diabetes management. This training provides an overview and key concepts of the three levels of carb counting; carb awareness, basic/consistent carb intake, and advanced carb counting using carb-to-insulin ratios and correction factors. Patient and clinician resources for each of the three levels are described.

CME/CE credit is available. Please review the CE Information [PDF - 102KB] prior to starting the course.

Accredited Sponsors: IHS Clinical Support Center and Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program.

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NOTE: Access to this information is not restricted; however, the information found here is intended as an educational resource for medical providers. If you have questions or concerns about how any of the information relates to your own care, please contact your medical provider.


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trouble viewing the video trainings, contact us at diabetesprogram@ihs.gov for alternate viewing options.

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov