DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating)
DAFNE is a group program designed for adults with type 1 diabetes. DAFNE assists participants to correctly calculate how much insulin they will need for the carbohydrate containing food that they want to eat. The program emphasises self management and independence fromm there diabetes care team. This approach was first used in Europe over 20 years ago and has since been adapted and brought to Australia
The program covers such topics as:
- Carbohydrates estimation
- Insulin adjustment
- Blood glucose monitoring
Each program takes one week and is delivered by one nurse diabetes educator and one dietitan diabetes educator.
Start date week commencing 17 September 2012 for one week 9 - 5