Education for Patients – DESMOND Course

DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed)

2 Modules:

  1. DESMOND Newly Diagnosed within the last 3 months but definitely within 12 months
  2. DESMOND Foundation – (for those who have established diabetes and patients with type 2 diabetes who want to understand their diabetes better, be more able to self-manage and feel better with improved outcomes, e.g. BG control, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and depression score)
  •  6 hours of structured self management group education
  • Delivered by 2 trained health care professionals
  • In 1 day or 2 half-day formats
  • In groups of up to 10 participants who may wish to bring a partner/friend with them
  • Supported by specially developed resources

Content includes:

  • Thoughts and feelings of the participants around 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

What these modules can do for you:

  • Lowers HbA1c
  • Improves other biomedical outcomes
  • Supports weight reduction
  • Improve levels of physical activity
  • Is an effective smoking cessation intervention
  • Improves understanding of diabetes
  • Reduces depression
  • Promotes positive behaviour change
  • Is administered in one dose and effective for 12 months

A referral to be made by your GP, Practice Nurse or by telephoning 01793 463843 for a self referral.


Diabetes and Me’ training course (Diabetes UK) This is an online course designed to understand and manage type 2 diabetes


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