This quality improvement report describes the experience of formulating a sustainable structure of support in primary schools to promote safe insulin use.
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 American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) convened a multidisciplinary expert panel to propose guidelines for insulin injection therapy. They examined best practices and explored effective problem solving for patients who have difficulty with insulin injections.
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.