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Bertie course

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Fenn, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Fenn

    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    DNS wants me to do Bertie course, apparently an online version exists as I said I didn’t fancy going on a course, anyone done this? Worth doing? Hard to imagine I don’t know it all lol

    Thankyou.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done Bertie per se but I did the local equivalent of DAFNE 12 years after my Type 1 diagnosis and found it very valuable. I definitely learnt stuff on that course.
    I confess the most valuable part was spending time with other T1s and seeing for real the impact of ignoring the condition and being able to put some of my challenges into context. It helped explain why my DSN was more worried about some things and less about others.
    Plus it was a pre-req for a pump so it was very valuable.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've done both Bertie and DAFNE. Both were life-changing.
     
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    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow Thankyou both, never expected your replies at all, I ignorantly assumed it was a waste or time.
     
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    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Fenn

    I have also undertaken Bertie online and found it good. It also helped me gain access to Libre & getting a pump.
    Good luck
     
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    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi Fenn, the BERTIE course can be found here: https://www.bertieonline.org.uk/ I understand you can simply sign up.
     
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    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou, have registered, too tired to start tonight as up at 5:30am for work, will give it a try ASAP. Thanks
     
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