The DESMOND Programme - Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed

DESMOND stands for diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed .

When you first find out that you have diabetes you need a good start in making healthy lifestyle choices DESMOND gives you that good start. DESMOND

  • is a way of finding out more about type 2 diabetes
  • is a resource to help you manage the changes diabetes will bring to your life
  • is an opportunity to meet and share experiences with others

At the DESMOND programme there will be up to 10 people with type 2 diabetes in the group. The programme is build around group activities but there are opportunities for individuals to speak with the educator on their own if they wish. 

If you would like to bring your partner a family member or a friend with you to the course they will be very welcome

People with type 2 diabetes can be referred to the programme by their doctor, nurse dietitian or they can self refer.

Courses vary in length, availability, when and where they are delivered.

Places for the courses are allocated on a first come basis so we cannot guarantee you a place on the course you choose.

You will be contacted with details of course availability as soon as possible after registering.

If your preferred course is full, you will be placed on a waiting list for the next available course.

To view available courses and book a place on a diabetes course that suits you, please click: Diabetes Course