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Poll: Which diabetes course(s) have you attended?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Administrator, Jan 19, 2015.

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Which of the following structured diabetes education courses have you attended?

  1. DAFNE

    119 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. DESMOND

    121 vote(s)
    18.9%
  3. X-PERT

    69 vote(s)
    10.8%
  4. ASPIRE

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  5. Freedom4Life

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  6. Other (Please state in a post)

    67 vote(s)
    10.5%
  7. Never attended one

    286 vote(s)
    44.7%
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  1. ketondaddy

    ketondaddy LADA · Member

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    Hi therower

    Yes it is. Whittington Insulin Dosing For Active Living.

    :)
     
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  2. ketondaddy

    ketondaddy LADA · Member

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    Hi Rachox

    That is it.:)
     
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  3. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    WOW.....I would never have figured that one out. I was trying different wordings but no where near.:):)
     
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  4. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Indeed, I thought the D had to be Diabetes so I was well off the mark! :joyful:
     
  5. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did DESMOND but it was 2 months after diagnosis so I had already found this site and lchf which they don't seem to like!
     
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  6. ketondaddy

    ketondaddy LADA · Member

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    Yes, I had to look it up as well. It does not come straight away.:) Anyway it was great.
     
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  7. batgirl2708

    batgirl2708 Type 2 · Member

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    I did DESMOND today and they were quite good about low carb. Didn't really learn anything new but I can see how it could be helpful to those that are totally new to diabetes
     
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  8. Ranson

    Ranson Prediabetes · Newbie

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    I am currently attending a Reed/Momenta Diabetes Prevention Programme which lasts 9 months!

    So far we have been told to walk more, which is fine, to eat five times a day, to avoid many fats and that one third of our diet should consist of starchy carbs. I am using the weekly weigh ins and step counts for my own motivation and not paying too much (any) heed to the dietary advice. It is hard to bite my tongue though. we have a session on carbs coming up and one of the healthy breakfasts listed in the booklet is a large scotch pancake with golden or maple syrup and half a banana. I won't be having that.
     
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  9. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I went on the DAFID (?) around 10 years agao. Believe its called the DAFNE now. Learned soo much, mind you i needed it
     
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  10. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What did DAFID stand for back then? Dose Adjustment For Insulin Dependents?
     
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  11. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was something like that lol. My memory isn't that good lol. Basically counting carbs and adjusting insulin to suit
     
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  12. jap_smith

    jap_smith Type 1 · Newbie

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    my dafne course was the best,over 5 days,09.00 'till 5 at night and they said I was a graduate,but the chocolate and sweets in the centre of the table looked good.
     
  13. Footrest

    Footrest Type 2 · Member

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  14. Footrest

    Footrest Type 2 · Member

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    I’m new to this.
    I did Desmond last year with my wife and found it useful - especially as I met others with t2d although I was the only fbs sufferer present. The dietary advice was somewhat old school thinking but was still thought provoking.
    I would recommend it as it is a safe environment and helps focus ones mind on seeking solutions and understanding.
     
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    Valanne Type 2 · Member

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    I'm in Ireland. Currently doing the Xpert course with a community dietician. Despite the usual advice re carbs we are being encouraged to monitor our blood glucose to learmn how our bodies react to foods and they are not prescriptive about the routes people should take to health. The emphasis is on understanding what has gone wrong and what pushes up glucose. I waited 8 months but now have 6 two and a half hour sessions and a follow up in 6 months. I count myself lucky.
     
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  16. DobbieTheElf

    DobbieTheElf Type 1 · Member

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    I have attended DAFNE, but they did not tell me anything I already knew. However my Grandma who came along with me learned a lot and that was useful to her as she sometimes looks after me while my parents are away.
     
  17. 2Much_SugarShan

    2Much_SugarShan Type 2 · Member

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    I was pressed to attend a DESMOND course by my GP - less than a month after formal diagnosis. I felt that the information as presented was a little “simple” at times, and was still coming to terms with being diabetic, but nonetheless learnt quite a lot. The staff wanted me back for follow-up attendance the following May (2017), but haven't heard from them since.

    However, their (NHS dietary) recommendations didn't help me, and was confused for some time until I read up on LCHF diets and step changes earlier this year.
     
  18. 2Much_SugarShan

    2Much_SugarShan Type 2 · Member

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    Me too. Agree that the course is obliged to be understood by a diverse audience. We were given carb-rich sandwiches (very nice) for lunch!
     
  19. yakudueye1

    yakudueye1 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Dafne and it's was great though it was a bit of waking me up
     
  20. MICHAELD11

    MICHAELD11 Type 2 · Member

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    Have been type 2 for many years and I have never been offered any course.
     
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