Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND)
Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is a National ‘Diabetes Structured Education Programme’ for people with Type 2 diabetes, whether newly diagnosed or who have had their Diabetes for more than one year.
The aim of the programme is to increase an individual’s knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes, share self-management skills, have a better understanding of poor glycaemic control and come away from the session with an understanding and empowerment to set clear, effective goals and improve their overall health and wellbeing,
Programmes run for a full day or 2 half days and are delivered to groups of up to 10 people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes; all of whom may bring along a friend or partner.
The DESMOND programme is free and sessions are delivered by specially trained NHS health professionals.
Programmes for people with Type 2 Diabetes from South Asian communities are available in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble and Blackburn with Darwen.and delivered in English, Urdu or Gujarati.
Where this service is provided
The DESMOND programme is delivered at various locations across Central and North Lancashire, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and Blackburn with Darwen.
DESMOND Getting to Grips with Type 2 Diabetes
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Schedule of DESMOND Programmes
Please post this completed form to: DESMOND Service, Minerva Health Centre, Lowthorpe Road, Deepdale, Preston, PR1 6SB. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THIS FORM
How to contact us
Please ring the DESMOND office for details of locations and dates available on;
- For Central and North Lancs., Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre - 01772 777620 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Blackburn with Darwen – 01254 283886 or by emailing email@example.com
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