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Posted on the 22nd January 2016

Residents in North & Central Lancashire diagnosed with Diabetes can receive free Diabetes education to help manage their condition.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides Diabetes education to residents in the area using the 'Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed" programme, otherwise known as 'DESMOND". This is the collaborative name for a number of patient self-management education modules for people who are newly diagnosed or have been living with Type 2 Diabetes for a long period of time. Modules include education for people who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and a foundation programme for those who have been living with diabetes for more than a year.

Christine Elwell, Diabetes Education Coordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

"Making sure that members of the public living with Diabetes know how to manage their condition successfully is our priority and utilising the DESMOND programme ensures that we can provide that education. It"s important that anyone living with the condition knows there is free and helpful education out there so if you need advice about any of the above or to talk to someone, contact the local team responsible for your care."

The DESMOND programme is available to anyone registered with a GP in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and North Lancashire areas.

You can find out more about the services by visiting www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk and visiting the services tab from there, or contact the DESMOND team on 01772 777620 or email Desmond@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

You can find out more about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes at www.diabetes.org.uk The website offers support, information and advice on managing your diabetes.