I went on a DAFNE course about 2.5 years ago and it was in a group setting so I faced some difficulty with the learning aspect of it due to my paranoid schizophrenia. My mental health team aren’t very well trained in diabetes and diabetes team are just rubbish at the mental health side of it as well. I would really like to go back on the DAFNE course again but would cope better in a 1 to 1 sessions. I’ve recently been referred to King’s College diabetes team and I have seen them but they say I need to be seen by a specialist that deals with mental health and diabetes and see what they can offer me. I’m not self managed in my diabetes as I have my partner and district nurses do my insulin doses due to my schizophrenia but my Hba1C is now 9.9% which is the highest it has ever been since becoming diabetic in 1993. I used to cope well until schizophrenia took over my life and I was put on the group DAFNE course. Has anyone got any suggestions on how to regain back control for myself and how to manage the schizophrenia with the diabetes? I don’t want to be running high in the Hba1C levels for too long as it will create complications in the long term.