All hands to the pump for Trust’s latest diabetes Structured Education Course

Posted on: Tuesday 3 Apr 2018

Have you heard about our DAFNE Structured Education Course for people living with Type 1 diabetes?

Our latest course has taken place in the most unlikely of places – a pub!

Glen Garbutt, the landlord of the Queen’s Head in Kettlesing, near Harrogate, offered the venue free of a charge, as a way of “giving something back.”

He said: “The team at Harrogate District Hospital have been so great to me, so we offered the pub as a location for the latest DAFNE course as a way of giving something back.”

DAFNE stands for Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating, and is a Nationally Accredited Gold Standard education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes. The course is 37 hours of learning, split into five full days and aims to enable patients to accurately count carbohydrate and use their knowledge and skills to adjust their insulin based upon their lifestyle choices.

The course has received positive feedback. One attendee said: “Excellent venue, which made the course relaxed and enjoyable – it has done me the world of good.”

The Trust’s Diabetes team, in partnership with Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group, was successful in its bid for one year’s worth of transformation funding to improve access to Structured Education courses for people living with diabetes.

For more information on our DAFNE courses, visit: or email: [email protected].


For further information please contact:

Jamie Wright, Communications and Marketing Assistant, [email protected] and 01423 557732.

Pictured: Glen Garbutt, the pub’s landlord (front left), with course attendees and Trust staff, including Dr Peter Hammond, Consultant Physician with Specialist Interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology (front right).