Following the announcement of social distancing recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, group-based face-to-face delivery of programmes is no longer in line with government advice. As such, group-based face-to-face services will stop from Friday 20 March 2020.

If you are a patient with Type 2 diabetes we have digital programmes available for example Oviva and Second Nature - book here

If you have been referred for Diabetes Education by your GP and still want a face to face course, you will be held in a waiting list. We will contact you again once face to face courses resume.

If you're not sure how digital courses work, call us on 020 3474 5500

Need help? Call us on 020 3474 5500

DAFNE 17-25 - Type 1

This DAFNE course follows the same structure and curriculum as the other DAFNE courses but it is specifically for younger adults. This means that you will be in a group of people the same age as you, who have similar experiences (and anxieties) to share. The groups are led by healthcare professionals who usually work in the transition or young person clinics, so they know a lot about the tricky bits of living with Type 1 diabetes as a young adult; like starting university or first jobs, or going to festivals or backpacking. They’ve heard it all before, so you should feel able to ask all those questions you never could before and make some new friends along the way!

DAFNE was created in 2000. It is offered nationally with over 43,000 'DAFNE graduates'. It allows people to develop skills for insulin dose adjusting, based on their own body's requirements. This gives people with t1DM a systematic approach to their diabetes, allowing them to fit their diabetes around their life and enable them to eat what and when they want. It follows a nationally recognised curriculum and educator training programme.

“My HbA1c was 14.1% prior to DAFNE. I attended the course 2 years ago and as a result my HbA1c is now 6.8%. ”