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CHOICE patient education for Type 1

CHOICE is the gold standard structured patient education for Type 1 patients in Berkshire West CCGs and replaces DAFNE

There is an intensive 4 day (over 4 weeks) carbohydrate counting course to those with Type 1 diabetes across the locality, called CHOICE: CHO and Insulin Calculation Education. This replaces DAFNE.

This course provides detailed information to people with Type 1 diabetes and gives them the tools they need to manage their condition for the rest of their lives. It is not meant to replace the 3-hour CarbAware course and people who have done CarbAware may like to 'graduate' to CHOICE.

Criteria for CHOICE:

  • Type 1 ( confirmed diagnosis)
  • Diagnosed for at least 6 months or more
  • On multiple daily injections ( Basal Bolus Regimen)
  • Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels at least 4 x Daily
  • Agreeable to participate in group education
  • Agreeable to keeping a food and insulin diary for the duration of the course
  • Able to commit to attending 4 consecutive sessions 9-3:30 pm:

If people have attended CHO aware previously and would like to increase their skills further or are struggling please refer to CHOICE

Please note that patients must be assessed and referral does not guarantee a place on the course

You can find more details about CHOICE on this information sheet.

A carbohydrate counting reference guide here.

If any of your patients fit this criteria and are interested in attending CHOICE, please complete the referral form, available on DXS.