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 2010

By Simon on June 15, 2010 18:24

The DAFNE Collaborative for 2010 took place in Manchester on Friday 11th June. DAFNE Online were invited to attend alongside other stakeholders from the DAFNE Community. The full report from the collaborative can be found on the forums.


By Simon on June 01, 2010 21:46

Sue J, one of our DAFNE Graduates from South Australia has posted on the forums publicizing her Prayer4aCure initiave - please see this forum post for more info, and contact Sue directly if you are interested in learning more.

Diabetes Appeal

By marke on May 18, 2010 08:27

Not strictly DAFNE but an issue probably relevant to us all. A video featuring Claudia aged 9 about her attempts to get a constant monitoring pump. The short term cost savings of not providing equipment are far, far out-weighed by the potential long term costs in complications of NOT providing equipment.

see the video here and help if you can !

DAFNE Online Logo

By marke on May 12, 2010 18:48

Can you help us ? Due to the constant confusion between us and the 'official' DAFNE website we are keen to come up with our own branding. We were using the new DAFNE logo and strapline, however that seemed to add to the confusion between us and the official DAFNE website. We have therefore done our own logo for the address bar of your web browser ( to the left of the website name). We have to admit however this is not the best logo in the world ! For we are but poor programmers not graphic artists.
Can anyone else come up with a logo for DAFNE Online ? If you email us your efforts we will create a page with them all and have a vote for the best one. The winner will be used on the site with an acknowledgement to however comes up with the winning design. Sadly we cannot offer a prize just the knowledge you have helped us.
So please send us your suggestions, all gratefully received.
oh by the way our email address is

Ode to DAFNE

By marke on March 31, 2010 19:06

It seems some of our members are poets and want to share their creativity with us. Since its the first poem we have had submitted we have made it a news item. Perhaps we should have a poetry forum...

"In praise of DAFNE"

Mum has diabetes. Has had it for 30 years.
I've never heard her moan or groan,
Although she's shed some tears.

Dad bought her disposable syringes,
The old glass ones she couldn't bear.
Then the NHS stepped in
To provide these - how they care!

Next to come was Novopen,
No more draw and flick.
Still ruled by time and strict menus,
It made her very sick.

Then DAFNE appeared - what joy!
Mum says it changed her life.
Since graduating she's now in charge
With far less trouble and strife.

Now she eats whatever she likes
There nothing that's taboo.
She has a penchant for Bailey's liqueur
And a vanilla slice or two!

So to DAFNE we give thanks
For letting Mum feel normal.
She's never far from the CP list
Her carbohydrate bible!

by Rachel Beacham and Sheila Haynes, Daventry

New DAFNE site and branding launched

By marke on March 15, 2010 12:15

As you may notice DAFNE has now re-branded with a new logo and strap line (Type 1 Diabetes: Less guesswork, More freedom. Better health). DAFNE Central are also currently updating their website - take a look at

POLL: Another update

By Simon on February 06, 2010 12:18

We've just modified to polling system again so that you can vote to keep the current DAFNE Strap Line (which seems to be quite popular). If you had previously avoided voting because of this then make sure to register your vote now. A reminder too - the voting closes at Midnight on Wednesday 10th Feb. Get voting guys!

POLL: where are you all ????

By marke on February 03, 2010 13:01

Well our Poll to help choose a new DAFNE phrase or 'strap line' to go if a new logo is a bit of a non-event. Only 53 people have voted
so far out of a membership of 2000+. Not a very good turn out I'm sure you will agree.
Part of the reason for DAFNE Online is to put you in touch with the people who control 'DAFNE', to give you a say in its future. This is one such opportuntity, admittedly not a major one however if people don't contribute then we may not get as many opportunities in future.
So come on people get to that voting page and vote, you know it makes sense !!

POLL: The DAFNE Executive need your help!

By marke on February 03, 2010 13:00

The DAFNE Central team are currently looking at rebranding DAFNE and one major focus point is the 'strap line'. There are currently a number of options on the table, and would like your help in deciding on the next one which will be used. Please go to the voting page to rank the suggested text. Please do this quickly though, as voting will close at the end of the day on Wednesday 10th February.

Merry Christmas from DAFNE Online

By Simon on December 24, 2009 12:10

We'd like to wish all of our users a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and hope you all enjoy the festive season to its fullest. DAFNE Online is also almost a year old this Christmas - please visit the forums to see our extended Christmas Message, and some interesting facts about DAFNE Online.