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Mater Misericordiae Ltd,
South Brisbane, Qld. 4101
Queensland Diabetes and Endocrine Centre (QDEC) operates a number of specialist support groups for patients with diabetes. For more information, select from the links below.
DAFNE is a group program designed for adults with type 1 diabetes. DAFNE teaches you how to manage type 1 diabetes by working out how much insulin is needed for what you choose to eat. The program is based on:
DAFNE involves attending a 5 day training Course (Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm)
The structured teaching programme covers topics including carbohydrate estimation, Insulin adjustment, blood glucose monitoring, hypos, illness and exercise.
The DAFNE course is about learning from experience. During the week you practice the skills of carbohydrate estimation and insulin adjustment with the support of DAFNE trained nurses and dietitians.
Most of the training involves group work, sharing and comparing experiences with other people with type 1 diabetes. The aim is to help you self-manage your diabetes.