Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Nutrition for Medical Conditions - Diabetes

Nutrition for Medical Conditions - Diabetes

Carbohydrate Exchange List - book

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

This education resource is specifically targeted at children with type 1 diabetes and their families. The booklet focuses on detailed lists of carbohydrate exchange values for common foods. The exchange system is a way to measure the amount of carbohydrate in foods.  Most people with diabetes find the exchange system a useful way to regulate carbohydrate intake and to help control blood glucose levels. This resource also contains information on healthy eating, glycemic index, label reading, cooking, exercise/sport, hypoglyceamia and sick day management

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free here.

Glycemic Index (GI) and Diabetes – fact sheet

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

This resource is targeted at people with diabetes.  It explains the concept of glycemic index, why it is important, what factors have an effect on the GI of a food, what the numbers mean and how to use GI in eating plans.  It contains a clearly set out table outlining the low, moderate and high GI options within groups of foods to help people make lower GI choices.  There is also some information on the GI symbol.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free here.

Counting carbohydrates (in grams) – fact sheet

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

This education resource is specifically targeted at children with type 1 diabetes and their families.  The information focuses on counting carbohydrate in grams and covers the average carbohydrate content of common foods, resources families can use to assist with carbohydrate counting, label reading, and recipe modification. It is designed to be given alongside other information on healthy eating for diabetes.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free here.

Counting carbohydrates (pictures) – fact sheet

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

This education resource is specifically targeted at children with type 1 diabetes and their families. The format is picture based to assist with teaching children or families with low literacy skills. The resource includes the average carbohydrate content of common foods and a meal plan template.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free here.

 

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last modified: 31 Mar 2016