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Patient education programs
Cyber Carbs - online course

Cyber Carbs, the first and only interactive online carbohydrate counting course in Australia! This course is available for both people impacted by diabetes and healthcare providers (CPD included).

Learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and apply your new skills right away. 

  • 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

Flexible insulin therapy workshop

Flexible Insulin Therapy, or Flex-IT, is a group-based education workshop designed by one of the leading diabetes institutes in Australia, Baker IDI. The course is presented by our experienced diabetes educators and teaches the concepts of flexible and effective insulin adjustment for people managing their type 1 through multiple daily injections. This workshop is conducted over two consecutive Saturdays. Support people are highly encouraged to attend and are free of charge. Contact the Family Centre to find out when the next workshop will be held. 


Topics 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

  • Practical and hands-on carb counting activities

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