Diabetes education & Related

David Kinshuck


What is diabetes education?

Controlling diabetes is a big challenge if you want to achieve good control. Controlling it easier if we know all about the conditin, what to do is something goes wrong, and how to adjust their insulin is they use it.

Diabetes education courses

Diabetes education courses teach people how to achieve food control.

For patients with type 1 diabetes, the DAFNE or BERTIE or in the the Heart of England, SEDRIC.

'SEDRIC' :  Support & Education for type 1 Diabetes Requiring Insulin adjustment & Carb counting'.

For patients with type 2 diabetes there are several 'structured diabetes education programs. Formerly, these included DESMOND for newly diagnosed patients, or for long-standing type 2 patients, the XPERT program was very helpful.

The programs help

What is DAFNE?

diabetes education group: cbhec.tamhsc.edu/diabetes/

Diabetes education courses can be very helpful


DAFNE stands for Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating.

DAFNE is a way of managing Type 1 diabetes helps people estimate the carbohydrate in each meal and to inject the right dose of insulin etc.

improvement in HbA1c after attending a DAFNE program

improvement in HbA1c after attending a DAFNE program

Many people have benefitted tremendously, see "The DAFNE course absolutely blew me away".






Structured diabetes education programs for patients with type 2 diabetes

If you are diabetic and want good diabetic control, insist you can attend one of these education programs. Find a course and ask if your GP if you can attend.