The DAFNE Collaborative is committed to the continued improvement and development of the DAFNE programme through Research and Development.  The DAFNE programme provides a unique test-bed to conduct research not only to improve Type 1 diabetes management but also to learn more about educational interventions in diabetes and long-term conditions more generally.

The DAFNE Research group are currently involved in 3 research programmes consisting of 9 individual research projects, as summarised in DAFNE Fact Sheet 11 as listed below.

Click on the individual research page  or links below to find out more about each DAFNE research project.


DAFNE NIHR Research Programme - 6 individual research project

DAFNE Research Database Study.  Read more ...

Psychosocial Research Study.  Read more ...

Pump Pilot Study.  Read more ...

DAFNE 5 day vs 5 week RCTRead more ...

DAFNE HART (Extra).  Read more ...

Impact of User Involvement in Research Study.  Read more ...

The NIHR programme will be underpinned by economic analysis.

All people involved in the NIHR DAFNE Study will be asked to sign up to the conditions set out in the Authorship Policy


Irish DAFNE Research Programme - 2 projects

Ongoing care post DAFNERead more ...

International Comparison Study.  Read more ...


Got an idea? 

If you have an idea that may help develop DAFNE, this may best be applied as a research study to provide the evidence for your theory.  Starting a research study can be very daunting, so do contact the Central DAFNE Office, we may be able to help.  We hold a valuable resource in the data collected on the DAFNE Research Database which is available for valid and viable research questions.


Last Updated: 06/02/2015