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Dietitians Week 9th June 2014 - Trust your Dietitian

The week of the 9th of June 2014 marks the worlds very first "Dietitians Week"Â which is being organised by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), as part of their current Trust a Dietitian campaign, and aims to highlight and celebrate the role and worth of dietitians who...

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DESMOND Graduate: "Don't Bury Your Head In The Sand"

Please follow this link to an article written by a DESMOND Graduate in Gloucester http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Don-t-bury-head-sand-diabetes/story-19843412-detail/story.html Happy reading!
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Three Years After I Attended DESMOND

It is three years since Malcolm Bigg attended a DESMOND Foundation patient course. Armed with a wealth of new knowledge, Malcolm has been able to make a number of lifestyle changes and he has seen the positive effects this can have.
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How To Become a Lay Educator

2012 has seen the release of our hugely anticipated Lay Educator training, and you may be thinking that you would now like to train with the DESMOND Programme. There are a few steps that you will need to take first, in order to secure your place on training, please read on for more information.
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Gloucestershire Educators Win National Award

Gloucestershire DESMOND Educators win national Nursing Standard award for delivering DESMOND
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The Importance of Self Management Education

Ever wondered what self management education is? How it can make a difference to your population? How to implement and embed it successfully and most importantly cost-effectively? If so, then read on...
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A Safer Ramadan Toolkit: 3 ways to raise awareness of fasting safely

We are pleased to announce the release of the A Safer Ramadan Toolkit. For a one-off payment of £500.00, you can provide community awareness, Healthcare Professional (HCP) training and patient education sessions to help raise awareness in your local community of the need to fast safely with Type 2 diabetes during Ramadan.
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Programmes

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How to Order Your Resources?

When placing a resource order with us, please use the forms below to ensure you have the most current prices. Also please read below before ordering.
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DESMOND Australia - 2 Years on...

2011 saw the launch of the DESMOND Newly Diagnosed module in Western Australia, in conjunction with Diabetes Western Australia (WA), since then the roll-out has gone from strength to strength.
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Attention All Commissioners - Look At What Training Lay Educators Can Do For You!

Want to increase capacity for more participant courses, reach greater numbers of people with Type 2 diabetes, improve their outcomes, meet NICE quality standards and the QIPP agenda, and up-skill your staff, whilst cutting staff costs? All sound too good to be true?
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Want To Train Lay Educators?

Training Lay Educators can provide many benefits to your organisation, your services and also your existing team of Educators. If you would like to train Lay Educators to join your team read on...
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Commissioning World class structured Education for people with Diabetes

Commissioning diabetes care should be a strategic process involving a wide range of different people, including patients, carers and clinicians and taking into account the local vision for health and social care in the community.
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Professional Development

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DESMOND Training

As a centre for award winning training, the DESMOND Programme now has a number of training days available, including our DESMOND 1-day Core training which looks at the philosophy, theories and behaviours that underpin all of our modules. This training is the first step in all Educator training and is also available for anyone looking to find out more about the DESMOND Programme and what makes it stand apart from other diabetes education programmes or for those looking to develop their own education programme or just for general interest.
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How to Use Your DESMOND Educator Web Account!

We have a dedicated secure area for both Educator and Coordinators on this site. This password-protected area will form the first steps of Social Networking where you'll have your own messaging system and be able to communicate with other people in the DESMOND Community.
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Set Up An Educator Network

Are you interested in sharing top tips with other DESMOND Educators? Do you want to keep up to date on the latest developments and research of the National Programme? Then set up a 'DESMOND Educator Network'
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EDUCATOR UPDATE! The DESMOND Key Food Messages

In May 2011 Diabetes UK released 'Evidence based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes', this has since been reviewed by the DESMOND Curriculum and Training Team.
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Research

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The DESMOND Lay Educator study is now complete!

The aim of the DESMOND Lay Educator study was to determine whether, with appropriate selection, training and support, lay people, trained as DESMOND Educators, could together with a Healthcare Professional partner, deliver structured self management education with the same degree of intervention fidelity, quality and efficacy as trained Healthcare Professional Educators.
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Research Update: Let's Prevent Diabetes

Let's Prevent is a research study funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) programme grant. What is this study about? Let's Prevent is the first randomised controlled study looking at whether an education and lifestyle programme (of diet and exercise) can prevent those with a condition called pre-diabetes going on to develop diabetes.
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