Below is the latest news from DAFNE Online - including stories related to the website, the DAFNE Course, and Type 1 Diabetes in general. If you feel you have a noteworthy news item, please contact us here.

DAFNE Collaborative 2012

By marke on July 09, 2012 19:45

You can find a report on the DAFNE Collaborative 2012 here : collab report
Be warned it contains a 'shocking' revelation about night time hypo's

New look DAFNE Online

By marke on June 19, 2012 12:29

In case you hadn't noticed; we've had a facelift! Over the past few weeks we've been working on a new look DAFNE Online, and you can now see it!

As always, if you find any problems then let us know, or if you think we should be doing something different, let us know - we're always open to suggestions. You can get in touch buy clicking the contact link at the bottom of the page or by emailing

DAFNE User Group Newsletter

By marke on February 05, 2012 20:03

The DAFNE User Action Group have just launch a DAFNE User Group newsletter and you can read the first issue here:

Newsletter Post

This will hopefully be a regular newsletter and all copies will be available on DAFNEOnline.

Pump it up

By marke on January 27, 2012 13:04

I'm sure many of you will have missed the pun on the great track by Elvis Costello but cest la vie !
This article is really about the DAFNE Pump study to establish if pumps offer any added benefits over multiple injections with DAFNE training. There is more information on this in the following forum post

Pump Post

So if you haven’t yet done a DAFNE course then follow the link !!

Android App launched

By marke on September 13, 2011 19:49

After many requests and the work of Keith Clarke we are pleased to announce the launch of the DAFNEOnline Android App. You can get it here .
It provides the same functionality as the iPhone app i.e the ability to sync your BG Diary with the site and the means to access the carb counting information.
A big thank you to Keith for taking up the challenge and getting the app developed and released in a short time, after it had sat in development limbo ( mainly due to me, MarkE).

New Handbook Online

By marke on August 25, 2011 18:23

After much blood, sweat and tears we have finally updated the UK handbook on the site to the current version. So all new graduates will recognise the handbook as the one they know, the rest of us can get familiar with the newest version.
The only thing missing is the quiz at the end of the handbook that will be added in the next few weeks. The correction examples in the handbook are now 'interactive' in that the answers can be 'revealed' by clicking on a link.
All our Kiwi Graduates will also be getting their own version of the handbook as soon as we can convert it to a web-format. This will hopefully not be in the too distant future !

UCLH Celebrating over 300 DAFNE Graduates

By Simon on August 06, 2011 11:15

In the spirit of positiveness that DAFNE nurtures UCLH is holding a celebration to mark 300+ graduates from the DAFNE course. We held a similar event last year when we reached 200+ graduates that was well received with good evaluation and a request for a repeat event.

This is primarily a social event to give people the opportunity to catch up with other DAFNE grads and informally swap information. The renewal of contact with the graduates also serves as a reminder that the diabetes team are available as a resource should people wish to make appointments. A 'party bag' is given out which contains various bits and pieces on DAFNE, diabetes and a carbohydrate counting theme.

Here is a picture from last year's event:

The event takes place on Wednesday 14th September and you can get your invitation here

Site Problem

By marke on July 13, 2011 10:31

Apologies to all those that could not access the site yesterday and could not upload data from their iphone. The issue is now resolved and everything should be working fine. Unfortunately being graduates ourselves we can't monitor the site 24/7 and so had to be told the site was down. I will try to get a 'backup' email address created so that people can email us if there is a failure in future.

Diabetic Survey

By marke on May 23, 2011 20:04

We have all been asked to take part in a Type 1 Diabetes survey. You can find out about it here and why you shoudl take part !

Children are the future

By marke on April 05, 2011 08:12

as I believe our whitney once said ! Anyway that’s what this news item is about sort of.
I recently had the pleasure of listening to a presentation by a chap called Nigel Jenner who is involved with Diabetes UK Children’s Holidays. This is where a group of (20-30) children with Diabetes are taken on an activity holiday in the UK. The purpose of these holidays is many fold. Firstly they allow Diabetic kids to realise they are not alone with the problems and issues they are gong through (just like a DAFNE Course). Secondly they teach Diabetic kids that Diabetes is NOT a barrier to doing anything, they CAN do the same things other kids do i.e rock climbing, canoeing etc. It also teaches them how to manage their insulin with strenuous exercise in the presence of experts (another DAFNE parallel).
So why am I telling you about this? Well times are hard and Diabetes UK have had to cut back on the number of holidays they are running this year. Well Nigel could have just sat back and accepted this, could have, but he hasn't. He is determined to raise the money to allow those that could miss out to have the benefit of this life changing experience. To that end he is taking part in the London Marathon and looking for sponsors. ALL money he raises from the marathon will go to ensuring that kids don't miss out.
If you can help by giving just a little, please go to Nigel Jenner Sponsor Page .
I know times are hard and there are lots of charities in need but this directly affects Diabetics like you and I. It can really be a life changing experience for these kids just like DAFNE was for may of us.....