A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming, but DAFNE—Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating—will help you to get up and running again, and living a full life.

This program was conceived in Europe, where it has been used to great effect for over 20 years. OzDAFNE research has shown that DAFNE can improve a person’s quality of life and reduce stress due to diabetes.

The program will:

  1. help you lead a normal life, and
  2. teach you how to eat what you like, when you like.

It focuses on teaching you how to manage your type 1 diabetes by covering the following topics:

  • carbohydrate estimation
  • blood sugar (glucose) testing
  • changing your insulin dose to suit the food you are eating
  • Hypos (hypoglycaemia)
  • what to do when you are sick, and
  • exercise and your insulin.

Program details

Two DAFNE programs are run each year. Each is five days long, running Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Your course will be run by a DAFNE-trained diabetes educator and a DAFNE-trained dietitian.

You are able to refer yourself, but will require approval to participate from your doctor or specialist endocrinologist. You will need to be assessed by the group leader before you can join the group.

Give us a call on 5338 4593 to speak to the intake worker today. Alternatively, make an enquiry or request a call via the customer service menu to the right of your screen.

Course fee is $100 or $50.00 concession.

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