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DAFNE course

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Cumberland, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Going on a 5 day DAFNE course on 7th March and wondered if any type 2 on insulin has been on this course and how did you find it?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Are you sure its the DAFNE course @Cumberland? Thought this was just for people with type 1 diabetes.
     
  3. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Hi Noblehead

    Yes it's the DAFNE course over 5 days
    My diabetic team at hospital recommended it because I am in my ideal weight (not overweight or obese) they think I am insulin resistant to a certain degree, currently I inject 2 X Humulin @ 140 units at 10am and 10pm plus Novorapid with meals which varies depending on what I eat
    Just begun carb counting

    They think I will benefit even though I am type 2
     
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  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Thanks for the confirmation @Cumberland, hope it all goes well.
     
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  5. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thank you
     
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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The DAFNE course has been mentioned to me too, if my HbA1c levels don't improve my consultant said carb counting and basal/bolus insulin might be a suitable alternative. Good luck and don't be teacher's pet @Cumberland lmao ;):)
     
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  7. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Can you seriously see me as teachers pet lol

    I shall take my whoppee cushion with me and slide it under teachers chair
     
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  8. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Cumberland there is an online carb counting course that AccuCheck do. I found it when registering my Accucheck Mobile meter. There are other online carb counting courses too that other members could recommend, maybe @noblehead could give you pointers. :)
     
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  9. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thank you Eddie Lad

    I got an AccuCheck mobile meter will google this
     
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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just go to accucheck.com and register your membership and meter, the meter serial no is on the back of the mobile, you can order free spares as well.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Thanks for the tag @eddie1968

    TBH @Cumberland is better waiting until he is enrolled on course to learn about carb counting, it's only a fortnight away and he will learn more than the on-line courses have to offer.
     
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    loafhead Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi Cumberland
    I can't answer from a type 2 view, but the basis of the course is dose adjustment for normal eating, so you have mentioned you are on fixed dose and then insulin with meals which sounds an ideal fit. It may have a result for you, but not sure if you already adjusting, it may help determine the correct levels of insulin you should take. I've done the course, it is much more than carb counting, it is looking for patterns in bg Vs time of day, exercise, carb portions, sick days, travel, etc and then adjusting by small corrections (of insulin in my experience) till you find what is correct for you. I hope you get something useful from it.
     
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  13. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thank you so much for your input

    Looking forward to the course
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Not been on it @Cumberland . I'll let you fill me in in march. if your good enough to share the knowledge. Please.
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Of course I will post a day by day diary on this thread
     
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    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I enquired with the association here that runs our DAFNE course and I get a response saying you must be type 1 only. I actually let them know I'm an insulin dependant type 2 and they acknowledged there is nothing for type 2's in my boat. So they suggested if I wanted to learn anything I have to book sessions with a dietitian and diabetes educator. The thing is I've already seen both of those multiple times and I've not been taught much beyond how you inject and do what your endo told you to do. I think it is disgraceful that type 2's at later stage get left out of things that could be helpful.
     
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    petepontiac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Going on a 5 day DAFNE course in May. inclusive of meals, should be very educational.
     
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    Type1Lad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    it's a very educational course, if your going to be carb counting everything :D
     
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    petepontiac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Type1Lad will let you know how it goes
     
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    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think type 1's would have a problem getting into this course though... this is post is type 2's trying to get into the course. As it turns out I have no hope where I live. :(
     
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