Effective education is important in the management of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Assessment is an integral part of any educational programme, ensuring specific learning goals are achieved. Carbohydrate counting is a method used to manage T1D. There are no assessment tools for carbohydrate counting for primary school children, so an age-appropriate carbohydrate counting assessment tool for primary school children with T1D was developed. This would ensure that, by the time the children moved to secondary school, they had good carbohydrate counting knowledge. The assessment tool was piloted and reviewed by leading dietitians in the field of diabetes and trialled by dietitians. The results show that it is effective.
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