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DAFNE (Dose Adjustement For Normal Eating Education): Education for people with Type 1 Diabetes

The UHL DAFNE Team have run 18 DAFNE  courses per year over recent years, in both Leicester City, and the County, and regular courses are run at the Braunstone Centre, as well as at The Leicester Hospitals.


Who should be referred to the DAFNE Programme


Patients who:

  • Have Type 1 Diabetes for at least 6 months
  • Are over 17 years of age
  • Have a HbA1C less than 12%
  • Wish to improve diabetes control
  • Are willing to inject and test at least 5 times a day
  • Able to attend a 5 day course


If you have patients who are eligible and are interested contact:

Liz Turrell - Diabetes Education Support Administrator
Diabetes Out-Patients Department
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road
Leicester LE5 4PW
Tel: 0116 2585158 Fax: 0116 2733067

Information evenings 

There are Information evenings held throughout the year and Healthcare Awareness Dates contact Liz Turrell- Diabetes and Education Support Administrator 0116 258 5158 for details.

Referal Form 


New DAFNE Education Referral Form (2015) WRD (54KB)

Download, complete and return to the course administrator. New Address and fax number Download Document