FlexIT (Flexible Insulin Therapy)
If you're an adult with type 1 on multiple daily injections (MDI), our 2-day FlexIT (Flexible Insulin Therapy) workshops might be a great way to refresh your knowledge and build your confidence with type 1.
It doesn't matter if you've had type 1 for a few months, a few years or a few decades - living with type 1 diabetes can make anyone feel a bit lost sometimes, no matter how long you've had it for. Educating and upskilling yourself about your type 1 is one of the most empowering ways to feel in control of your diabetes.
Flexible Insulin Therapy, or FlexIT, is a group-based education workshop designed by one of the leading diabetes institutes in Australia, Baker IDI. The course is presented by experienced diabetes educators and teaches the concepts of flexible and effective insulin adjustment.
Did we mention you'll receive 2 x Freestyle Libre sensors and a reader for FREE (worth $300)?! (...sign me up!!) ALSO, your support person - a partner, family member, friend or colleague - is welcome to join at the FlexIT session for free! What are you waiting for? Sign up for the next session now!
Don't take our word for it...
"Just a quick note to thank you for all the information you have shared during my recent two-day FlexIT workshop. The course was amazing, my wife (who was also welcomed to attend) and I have learned so much. I now have the information and tools required to manage my diabetes, I can confidently carb count and manage my insulin with the utmost of confidence. No more guessing. I would thoroughly recommend anyone enduring diabetes to take this course, it is without a doubt life-changing. Many thanks, I will surely be staying in touch."
- Trevor and Rosie
"From the view of someone with type 1 diabetes (me), the main benefit of this workshop is clear: it makes your life better. The workshop shows you what to do/not to do, and how to do it EASILY. The trainers were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The workshop keeps you (and your loved ones) aware of the risks of diabetes, it shows you how to manage these risks using best practice, and it keeps you up-to-date with the new technologies available to make your life easier, better, and longer. In a nutshell, the FlexIT workshop is a must to every person with diabetes and their loved ones and it should be refreshed every 2 or 3 years. Thank you for such a great experience."
"I thought I knew everything there was to know about counting carbohydrates, but I never understood the importance of being accurate. The FlexIT workshop taught me how to be a better type 1 diabetic. From revisiting the basics to understanding how your body responds to diet changes, exercise and new technology, the FlexIT workshop covered it all. Being in a group environment, and taking along a support person, was an integral part of the 2-day workshop. Supporting and learning with others who experience the life of a type 1 diabetic made the workshop valuable. I found the FlexIT workshop eye-opening, life-changing and highly implementable."
Next workshop details:
Next workshop dates: June 26 and July 3, 2021
The course runs over two consecutive Saturdays - great for people who work full time!
Only $175 per person (support person free of charge and includes the FREE Libre and sensors)
2 x Freestyle Libre sensors and reader for free ($300 value)
Please note: This workshop is only for adults (18+) with T1D who are on insulin pens/injections
Some of the topics we'll cover include:
Calculating insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate ratios
Adjusting insulin to suit food and physical activity
Carbohydrate counting foods, recipes and eating out
Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia management
And lots more!