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.

Xmas Greetings

By marke on Dec 22, 2010 8:12pm

A happy Xmas to you all ! ( 3011 grads, 266 HCP's , 1439 non-grads). It really is great to have you all on board. Next year we hope to continue to get bigger and better. There is a site facelift in the pipeline and a possible move to a bigger better server so the site responds quicker. Who knows I might even make progress with the android version of Simon's superb iPhone app.

oh, and a happy New Year !!

food for thought

By marke on Nov 13, 2010 5:23pm

Its all about carbs at the moment. Having received the new DAFNE Carb Counting book from DAFNE Central, we have updated the lists on the site and finally got permission to add the carb information to the iPhone app which is available in the App Store now.

New! Subscriptions for forum topics

By Simon on Oct 25, 2010 8:38am

You can now subscribe to forum topics - which means you'll get an email when a reply to that topic is posted. This adds flexibility, allowing you to pick when you receive email notifications. For more info see this topic on the forums.

Get DAFNE Online on your iPhone

By Simon on Aug 30, 2010 10:48am

We've just released the long-awaited DAFNE Online iPhone app... In this first version you can store your diary entries (BG, CP, Insulin, Comments etc) natively on your iPhone and the app will automatically upload your results to the diary on the site, so that you can use the normal diary functions on the site such as viewing graphs and sharing your results.

As discussed on the forums there is no Carbohydrate List, due to an issue with DAFNE Central allowing us to use the list in a free app.

You can find the app on the store by searching for 'DAFNE' or by clicking this link

As always, to request new features or report a bug, then either send us a message via the 'Contact' link at the bottom of every page, or start a topic on the Site Development forum.

Want to shape the future of DAFNE? Read on...

By Simon on Jun 27, 2010 9:50pm

The DAFNE User Group (DUG) and DAFNE User Action Groups are open to all DAFNE Graduates and their aim is to allow all members to shape and influence decision making throughout DAFNE, as well as publicise the course to the wider Healthcare community.

After the DAFNE Course, all Graduates are invited to sign up to become members of the DAFNE User Group and after joining are consulted on various aspects of the course, including suggestions for improvement, so that the future of the course is more directly influenced by the users.

Members of the DUG may volunteer for the DAFNE User Action Group whose aim is to act as a channel of communication between the DUG, DAFNE Educators, the DAFNE Executive and the wider Healthcare community, lobbying for improvements to the course, better consistency of care throughout the UK, and access to DAFNE for everybody with Type 1 Diabetes.

If you would like to learn more, download the DUAG and DUG flyer

To join the DUG, download and fill in the application form

Finally, to further discuss the DUG, this can be done on the DUG Forum

DAFNE Collaborative 2010

By Simon on Jun 15, 2010 6:24pm

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 Jun 1, 2010 9:46pm

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 8:27am

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 6:48pm

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 Mar 31, 2010 7:06pm

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