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.