Welcome to Cyber Carbs, the first and only interactive online carbohydrate counting course in Australia! Learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and apply your new skills right away. We have two courses available: one for people impacted by diabetes and one for healthcare professionals.
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Cyber Carbs for people impacted by diabetes
Who is this for?
People with type 1 diabetes
People with insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes on flexible insulin therapy
Anyone supporting someone with type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes on flexible insulin therapy – e.g. loved ones, family, friends etc!
Suitable for ages 12+
By doing this course, you will:
Improve your confidence and accuracy in carbohydrate counting
Understand glycaemic index, and the impact of fat and protein on blood glucose levels
Learn to use carbohydrate counting apps and resources effectively
Put carbohydrate counting into practice by learning and understanding how to use insulin to carbohydrate ratios and insulin sensitivity factors
Learn to calculate insulin doses
This course includes downloadable handouts to guide your learning and enhance your knowledge. You will be able to refer to the handouts at any time during the course and post-course completion.
Cyber Carbs for healthcare professionals
Who is this for?
Healthcare Professionals with patients with type 1 diabetes
Healthcare Professionals with patients with insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes on flexible insulin therapy
Healthcare Professionals with an interest in diabetes
Carbohydrate counting is an important skill for any healthcare professionals working closely with people impacted by diabetes. Our new online course, Cyber Carbs has been developed by the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre team in consultation with leading diabetes clinicians and community members to be informative, fun and easy-to-follow.
The ten-module course provides you with the latest evidence-based theory and practical advice, including:
Carbohydrate counting accuracy
Impact of glycaemic index, fat and protein on blood glucose levels
Carbohydrate counting apps and resources
Insulin to carbohydrate ratios and insulin sensitivity
You’ll earn CPD points, receive a certificate of completion PLUS have access to a comprehensive range of downloadable resources for use in your clinic.
What people say about Cyber Carbs
Victoria, type 1
As a person living with type 1 and having completed a nutrition degree, I believe that the different sections of this are a great general knowledge tool for people living type 1 and their support people.
I am a carb counting guru now! As someone who hates maths, I found this easy to follow and calculate. The course is 100% awesome and I would draw on this information time and time again.
Lauren, Diabetes Educator
Fantastic learning program. It delivered very important information in a way that was easy to understand with guidance, explanations and examples to use. I’ve learnt valuable skills in how to correctly count carbohydrates and apply that knowledge into accurate insulin dosing. Amazing lessons learned.
It has given me a deeper understanding of T1D and taught me the importance of carb counting. This will help me better support my friend with type 1 when she comes over for dinner.
Blake, type 1
I enjoyed the whole experience. The videos were super helpful and the handouts were a great resource to follow with.
Absolutely fabulous! A concise but thorough course. This course would be an excellent overview for a newly diagnosed family as well as those needing a refresher! I loved learning little tricks too!