Welcome to the Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) Website


DAFNE is a way of managing Type 1 diabetes and provides people with the skills necessary to estimate the carbohydrate in each meal and to inject the right dose of insulin.

This site contains up-to-date information on DAFNE for both people living with Type 1 diabetes, healthcare professionals and commissioners.  If you are commissioning diabetes services this brief commissioning guide may be useful click here


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Our vision is to improve outcomes for people with Type 1 diabetes through high quality structured education which is embedded in the Health Service.

We will use the DAFNE programme, including the DAFNE educator programme (DEP), DAFNE doctor programme (DDP), peer review, internal quality assurance (IQA) and audit as a framework in which to develop this patient centered model of care.

We will continue to improve and develop DAFNE through research and development (R&D) and collaboration with other groups, to understand the determinants of success.

Diabetes UK has produced a film following Bob, Sarah and Ross on their DAFNE course delivered at King’s College Hospital, London.

The aim of DAFNE is to help you to work towards your personal diabetes-related goals so you may lead as normal a life as possible, while controlling your blood glucose, hence reducing the risk of long-term complications related to diabetes.


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Last Updated: 22/07/2019


Vital Statistics as at 24th February 2020

7,808 DAFNE courses have been delivered.
Resulting in 52,338 DAFNE Graduates.
Number of DAFNE courses planned for March 2020: 38

Last Updated: 24/02/2020