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Type 1 DICE course ...

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by emma_hughes3, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. emma_hughes3

    emma_hughes3 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hey guys! I’m doing the my DICE course In 2 weeks. I was just wondering if anyone’s done it? And how did you find it? Thanks x
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @emma_hughes3 , I haven't heard of the DICE course - is it perhaps a regional variation on DAFNE?

    I did our local version of it some years ago - it's called SADIE round here - a distinguishing feature of the one I did which sets it apart from DAFNE was that it was a day a week for five weeks rather than just five straight days. I liked that that gave me loads more time in between sessions for practising what I was learning and plenty of trial and error.

    I learned so much - I'm sure you will, too!

    (Please disregard all of the above if in fact DICE has nothing to do with DAFNE!)

    :)
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Snapsy . Purely for the benefit of people reading this thread. DAFNE was and I believe still is available as 5 x 1 day course over a 5 week period. Problem is I think they only offer this option once a year or they did do in my neck of the woods.
     
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    Likewise, not heard of DICE but done a local equivalent of DAFNE. Mine was called "Freedom 4 Life".
    This fitted better (but not perfectly) into my life as it was 4 hours every Monday evening for 5 weeks.
    It was useful to have week between sessions to put things in practice.

    However, by far, the most valuable thing for me was to spend time with other people with type 1 diabetes. I learnt so much what it can be like living with diabetes and some of the tricks they had learnt over the years.
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh cool - that's good to hear - a whole week at once did sound quite full-on, so it's nice to have that one-day-a-week alternative option.

    Thanks for clarifying, @therower !

    :)
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe DICE stands for Diabetes, Insulin & Carbohydrate Education and is based on DAFNE apparently - so Mr Google tells me!
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolute agree with @helensaramay . You learn a lot on these courses, but more importantly you get a better understanding of your own and other people's diabetes. A week with 9 other T1 diabetics was great.
     
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