Can children with Type 1 diabetes and their caregivers estimate the carbohydrate content of meals and snacks?

@article{Smart2010CanCW,
  title={Can children with Type 1 diabetes and their caregivers estimate the carbohydrate content of meals and snacks?},
  author={Carmel E Smart and Karen Ross and Julie A. Edge and Bruce R. King and Patrick Mcelduff and Clare E Collins},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={348-53}
}
AIMS Carbohydrate (CHO) counting allows children with Type 1 diabetes to adjust mealtime insulin dose to carbohydrate intake. Little is known about the ability of children to count CHO and whether a particular method for assessing CHO quantity is better than others. We investigated how accurately children and their caregivers estimate carbohydrate, and whether counting in gram increments improves accuracy compared with CHO portions or exchanges. METHODS One hundred and two children and… CONTINUE READING