The FlexIT program and principles reflect best practice for the management of type 1 diabetes and are readily utilised by experienced clinicians at the Baker Institute. The program is suitable for diabetes nurse educators and dietitians working with clients with type 1 diabetes.

The interactive two-day program will focus on teaching flexible insulin therapy principles for use with clients in individual consultations.

The optional third day* of this program will focus on providing skills and teaching resources to become an accredited FlexIT group program facilitator.

*Please note: to attend Day three only, attendees must have previously completed Day one and Day two of the FlexIT program in 2018.

Topics will include:

  • How to calculate, use and adjust insulin to carbohydrate ratios and insulin sensitivity factors in relation to diet, exercise and blood glucose levels.
  • Advanced carbohydrate counting including the use of current apps and resources.
  • Identification and management of patterns of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
  • Case study analysis of example FlexIT diary records.