Improving the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE)
Dose adjustment for normal eating’ (DAFNE) is a 5-day structured education programme for adults with type 1 diabetes that provides the knowledge and skills required for insulin adjustment on a meal-by-meal basis, within a safe environment.
The project by NHS Hammersmith and Fulham used co-production and developed from a diabetes service user group who wanted to provide more support and education for people with diabetes, and to raise awareness of diabetes in the local community. Volunteers were recruited to undertake champion, peer educator or peer mentor roles in Hammersmith and Fulham and Harrow.
For children using insulin their diabetes must be carefully managed, including the many hours spent at school. The 'Safe at school' resources from the American Diabetes Association include webinars and educational materials for both parents and teachers. The materials cover the main principles of safe management of insulin in children and will useful in all countries.
This leaflet has been created by The Muslim Council of Britain to help answer common questions regarding diabetes and Ramadan. Written for patients it helps consider the safety implications of fasting and answers questions regarding the role of insulin and potential complications for Muslims.
The Ipswich Touch Test - screening for neuropathy at home is a quick and easy test, designed to assess sensitiviy in patient's feel and can be done in their own home.