The Cost-Effectiveness of 5-week versus 1-week DAFNE Structured Education in Type 1 Diabetes: A Preliminary Evaluation Using the Sheffield Type 1 Diabetes Policy Model (Diabetes UK Professional Conference 13-15 March 2013)

The DAFNE structured education programme for adults with Type 1 diabetes is traditionally delivered over five consecutive days. However, it is not always convenient for individuals to find the time to attend an intensive five-day programme due to work and other obligations.

This aim of this study was to provide a preliminary estimate of the cost-effectiveness of Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) structured education for adults with Type 1 diabetes delivered one day per week over five weeks (‘5-week DAFNE’) compared with standard DAFNE (five consecutive days; ‘1-week DAFNE’).