Many people who have been on a DAFNE course say this before they complete their DAFNE programme. Some people with Type 1 diabetes have learnt over many years of private trial and error how to adjust insulin to food in a very sophisticated way. However DAFNE teaches people the skills that take the guess work out of insulin adjustment and people are much more likely to keep the blood glucose in the target range and reduce the risk of a severe hypo. DAFNE builds confidence quickly to make the very large changes in insulin needed on a meal-by-meal basis, in a truly free diet.
The added benefit is that it is an opportunity to learn about new ideas in diabetes care, and is also a refresher of basic information.