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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

    120 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. DESMOND

    121 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. X-PERT

    69 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. ASPIRE

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  5. Freedom4Life

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

    67 vote(s)
    10.4%
  7. Never attended one

    289 vote(s)
    44.9%
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  1. Dicko

    Dicko Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Kenny,

    I did DICE at Pinderfields in Wakefield, DICE is their version of DAFNE, DICE stands for Diabetes Insulin Carbohydrate Education. Very informative course, 3 days in total and half a day follow up after three months. Highly recommended.
     
  2. KennyA

    KennyA Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    In Shipley it stands for (they say) Diabetes In Control Everyday. And it lasted six days across six weeks. The most notable things were a) the tension between the pro-low-carb dietitian and the pro-Eatwell plate diabetic nurse, and b)nthe inability to get 75% of the course members to realise that fruit and starch wasn't healthy. I wonder if it's even the same course?
     
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  3. kazam401

    kazam401 · Member

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    It took my local health service over 30 years to offer me any kind of diabetic learning course, I went on the DAFNE course which after all that time I found interesting.
    Pity my health service waited that long to try and teach me how to suck eggs.
     
  4. landylara

    landylara Type 1 · Member

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    I have done the dafne course (dose adjustment for normal eating). I did this years ago and have done a refresher course last year. It was well worth the update.
     
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  5. EggsEggsEggs

    EggsEggsEggs Type 2 · Active Member

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    Haven't attended any of the courses because they were based on the Eatwell /Guide, which makes people sicker. There isn't a single low carb GP in my county.
     
  6. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The courses are not just about diet.
     
  7. aard

    aard · Well-Known Member

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    None , because who has the time to attrnd a six day course?

    Also most of the information is available on the internet. In fact Ive had nurses and GPs giving me orintouts from the internet for othef things.

    Of course it does get written down on my medical record lije I'm some troublemaker!
     
  8. Crosswordpuzzler

    Crosswordpuzzler · Member

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    I haven't been offered any course. However a friend was diagnosed as pre diabetic. He was offered a place on an expert course. His wife didn't want to accompany him,so he took me.
    We had fun winding up the presenters , we didn't learn much, but were both impressed by the high drop out rate, over the course. Thirty odd down to eight.! One thing we both noted was that there were a more than a few who had a negative attitude. They "couldn't do this or that," diet ,exercise ,lifestyle change ,etc, because," they were diabetic."
    Dont let it spoil living.
     
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