DESMOND - Type 2 Diabetes - Education

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DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed. DESMOND is a curriculum-based structured education programme for people who have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or who have been living with type 2 diabetes for a while.

To view a useful video click the following link: DESMOND- the Type 2 Diabetes support group.

DESMOND is delivered by two trained educators who will provide honest, up-to-date, evidence-based information about the causes, effects and options for managing your diabetes.

The DESMOND programme provides an informal and friendly atmosphere in which you will be able to share your experiences, thoughts and opinions about diabetes whilst learning how to manage it. During the programme, the following will be explored:

Your thoughts and feelings around your diabetes
Understanding diabetes and glucose: what happens in the body
Understanding the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes
Understanding more about monitoring and medication
How to take control - Food Choices - Physical Activity
Planning for the future

We currently offer DESMOND for patients up to 12 months post diagnosis and those with established diabetes who have not previously attended an education course.

If you are interested in attending a DESMOND course, speak to your GP or practice nurse who will be able to assess your suitability for the programme, provide further information and make a referral.

Can I refer myself to Desmond?
We are now able to accept self-referrals, if you would like to refer yourself to the Desmond course, please complete this form and send to the address indicated.

Service access criteria: Adult
Managing a long-term health condition
Additional needs catered for:
Key words - separate with a comma: Desmond, Diabetes, Type, 2
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