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Free carb counting masterclass

We’ve written about carb counting before, and how helpful it can be for people with diabetes. But now we have a free carb counting masterclass to share with you, courtesy of the Diabetic Athletic, Nicholas Caracandas. You might recognise his name because he shared a great series of articles on diabetes and fat loss with us.

Free carb counting masterclass

So what is a carb counting masterclass? We asked Nick to explain the idea to us, and he shared his answers below. If you’re ready to dive in, head over to

carb counting masterclass

What is the carb counting masterclass?

The Diabetic Athletic carb counting masterclass is a 5 step online and interactive presentation. It offers diabetics a step-by-step guide to carb counting and its uses for those living with diabetes.

Why did you decide to create it? Why carb counting?

Carb counting is a tool that every diabetic (especially Type 1 diabetics) should learn more about. It offers well managed glucose levels while living with the ultimate freedom of choice in daily food. As diabetics, we need to understand carbs and how to sufficiently take over the role our pancreas once had. This will ensure great quality of life and increased diabetic confidence.

Diabetes is about the balancing of insulin and glucose, and so it makes sense for us to be informed about carb counting. We can only manage what we measure. Although there is so much information out there today, a lot of it doesn’t teach us how to apply carb counting. Information is useless if we lack the ability to absorb and apply it

This presentation takes a diabetic from not understanding carb counting to having another tool in their diabetic toolbox and arsenal of methods to manage their diabetes.

Who is the carb counting masterclass for?

This carb counting masterclass is primarily for Type 1 diabetics and carers of Type 1 diabetics. It is for those that are wanting to achieve improved time in range, improved relationships with food, and improved quality of life through freedom of choice.

What can people expect to learn from it?

This masterclass will teach you everything you need to know about the theory of carb counting, what it is, how it works and how to apply it.

You will learn how to read food labels, what foods contain carbs, how to understand ideal blood glucose levels or ranges, and how we use carb counting to achieve better glucose control and time in range.

After the theory has been explained, I will take you through some interactive practical applications of carb counting in everyday life. Theory will only take us so far, and so we need to learn how to apply our new knowledge. After the practical application, you will also be shown how to calculate your own insulin to carb ratios. I’ll also illustrate your own specific energy requirements according to your goals (muscle tone / gain / fat loss etc).

I have created some custom quizzes and online calculators for you to use and enjoy during the masterclass. Learning should be fun and so should our diabetes! We always enjoy what we are good at: diabetes is no different.

Do you need to know anything about carb counting or does this explain it from scratch?

I created the presentation to take you by the hand and explain everything you need to know as if you had never heard about carb counting before. 

The main reason we don’t take action is that we’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. This presentation is designed to eliminate diabetic stress and overwhelm. It delivers results, success and confidence through taking action and knowing where our focus should and shouldn’t be. 

What’s special about this, what makes it different?

I strongly believe that the most significant difference between one coach / programme and another is being able to translate difficult ideas into a language everyone can understand and effectively execute. 

My 25 years as a Type 1 diabetic, my 15 years as a fitness professional, coach and gym owner, together with the fact that I have worked with hundreds of people over the past decade makes my platform unique. It also empowers me to teach you about carb counting and how to upskill as a diabetic. 

How long does it take?

This depends on your time and attention span. In order to provide information that is absorbed, I like to deliver my work in smaller bite-sized chunks. Overwhelm is very easily created and always leads to taking less action. This presentation has been divided up into 5 steps that guide you through the course. In total, the carb counting masterclass is 45 minutes and can be broken up into as many coffee breaks as you might need!

What are you waiting for? Get started on the *free* carb counting masterclass now!

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