The DESMOND Programme

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 built 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.  The referral forms should be completed and sent to the local DESMOND team, the details of which are on the bottom of the referral forms.  

For more information about DESMOND contact the local DESMOND team. Details are at the end of the relevant referral form.