The Family Centre's education service meets information needs articulated by our families. We provide practical education workshops and courses, vital blood glucose trend information specific to your child through our CGM Loan Program, and forums that share the type 1 community's knowledge, tips, tricks and hacks.
Our new Carbohydrate Counting Course is a practical education workshop about counting carbs and adjusting insulin. It's interactive, comprehensive, and a fun way to meet other parents of kids with type 1. You'll come away with a good working knowledge of carb counting, a workshop booklet, a handy quick tips guide, a carbohydrate reference book and some new friends. Interested in joining our next workshop? Head to our events tab to check out when our next course is on!
Our Babysitter Training is a short workshop designed to train close friends and family to confidently babysit a child with type 1. The Family Centre recognises that teaching friends and relatives how to manage type 1 can be a difficult and emotionally draining experience for parents, and we're here to help. First, we work with parents to ensure the training is specific and appropriate to their child's needs, and then we educate the family's nominated babysitters. We deliver the key messages in a simple way, supported by a published resource that can be referred to later. Babysitter training runs by appointment with our Credentialled Diabetes Educator/Dietitian, Amy Rush. We also offer babysitter training by Skype for families outside metro Perth!
Do you need a refresher in all things type 1? Do you have a friend or loved one who would benefit from some type 1 re-education with you? Flexible Insulin Therapy, or Flex-IT, is a fantastic group based education program designed by one of the leading diabetes institutes in Australia, Baker IDI. The course is presented by the Family Centre Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Dietitian, Amy Rush, joined by Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Dietitian Jo Beer.
Flex-IT teaches the concepts of matching insulin to food and lifestyle. 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
The course runs over two consecutive Saturdays.
Next course dates: Saturday 19 and Saturday 26 August 2017.
Place: The Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling, 6021
Cost: $150 per person (Support person free-of-charge)
Learning how to cook healthy food is a critical skill for good type 1 management, and meeting other young people with type 1 helps establish important peer networks. We run a regular Teen Cooking Class - a fun Friday night where teens get to hang out, cook and eat a meal together.
People who live with type 1 are experts in their own condition. We believe in sharing the wealth of experience and knowledge in the type 1 community. Our Solutions Forums are interactive events designed to help families generate solutions to type 1 problems, based on informal sharing of practical experiences. Past themes have included sport and exercise, navigating Centrelink and insurance, and transitioning into young adulthood with type 1. Got a question? Come to a Solutions Forum and find answers!
Do you have a program or workshop idea you'd like us to explore? We'd love to hear about it! Contact us on 9446 6446 and let us know.