Your main focus should be on using the three Key learning modules to find out more about diabetes management techniques. In these modules you can also share your experiences with other people, build up a personal record of useful notes and earn the BERTIE certificate. Specific topics that may not be relevant to everybody are covered in more detail in the Lifewise and Streetwise areas.
You can earn the BERTIE certificate by taking a short assessment at the end of each module. When you pass all three you can download your certificate! Follow your progress below:
This useful document builds up as you work through the 3 core learning modules. You can view, save or print it out at any time:
1: What is diabetes?
Blood glucose before bed:
Blood glucose before breakfast:
Do you need to make changes?
How to check your mealtime insulin is right for you:
Correction dose / insulin sensitivity (ISF):
How to achieve that:
M2: Carbohydrate counting
Notes on background insulin:
Notes on insulin ratio:
Notes on correction dose:
Notes on low blood glucose:
Notes on high blood glucose:
M3: Managing your diabetes in real life
Notes on eating out:
Last time you ate out:
Blood glucose when exercising:
High blood glucose symptoms:
Last illness/high blood glucose:
Reasons for last hypo:
Low blood glucose symptoms:
Treatments for hypos:
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