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As a healthcare provider, you know that carbohydrate counting may help patients living with diabetes achieve their blood glucose goals. However, when asked about their confidence in doing so, patients often admit to feeling less than confident.
A common misconception is that patients using hybrid closed loop therapy must be expert carb counters. We’ve actually learned over the past three years that a generalized understanding of carb counting may be enough to improve post-meal glucose control, since the Auto Basal can usually accommodate for small mismatches in carbohydrates consumed. Medtronic offers two key resources to help patients on hybrid closed loop therapy who are interested in improving their carbohydrate counting skills: