Carbohydrate counting is skill that helps people with type 1 diabetes manage their glucose levels. It can help to give you more freedom and flexibility as you can more accurately match your insulin to the food and drinks you consume.

There are a few ways to learn how to carbohydrate count. We offer a face-to-face, group programme to provide advice and support to help you learn new ways of managing your diabetes, called REACCT, or re-education and carbohydrate counting.

Our REACCT programme is designed by our team and involves a series of 3 informal group sessions. These are held at both Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital.

We also offer virtual ways to learn how to carbohydrate count which can be done in your spare time. Please see our leaflet for more information.