Lowers HbA1c
by one per cent
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Evidence base
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DESMOND

Number one type 2 diabetes structured education programme

DESMOND is the collaborative name for a family of group self management education modules, toolkits and care pathways for people with, or at risk of, Type 2 diabetes.

Training

Comprehensive career development for educators

We offer training and quality assurance for Healthcare Professionals and Lay Educators to deliver any of the DESMOND modules and toolkits to people in their local communities.

Modules

Pick and choose

Our programme has a wide range of modules, including prevention, BAME and pregnancy developed on the back of extensive research.

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Interventions being evaluated by Leicester Diabetes Centre

The Leicester Diabetes Centre is currently evaluating the following interventions:
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Celebrating DESMOND 2018 details announced

Entries for the 2018 Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards will open on Monday, September 3. The programme was launched in 2014 to reward excellence and share learning and good practice across the DESMOND community. It has gone from strength to strength since then and this year saw a high standard of entries. The winners will be...
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DESMOND data collection pilot

Some DESMOND sites have been piloting different modes of data collection. This will then help us to assist all sites in the future. Below describes one of the modes in consideration, your thoughts and ideas on this, as well as expressions of interest would be greatly appreciated. A centralised self-reported collection service By this we mean all DESMOND attendees...
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Under 18 DESMOND progamme 

Consideration is being given to developing a Desmond programme for young adults who have Type 2 diabetes. Historically, DESMOND has always been about providing structured education to adults, but the Leicester Diabetes Centre has been gathering interest from sites who think a dedicated programme is needed for those under the age of 18. We recognise that Type 2...
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Nottingham New Year revamp

The Nottingham team are back with a bang after deciding they wanted to increase self-referral numbers. Headed up by Sarah Kostewicz, they have simplified the self-referral form, so people know exactly what they have to do, where they can attend Desmond courses across the city and all the relevant contact information. They have also invested...
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Increasing access to structured education 

This is part of the STP funding commitment. Whilst we would all agree it’s about increasing capacity in terms of more Educators on the ground, it’s also about promoting Desmond. Did you know we have a promotional DVD which you can have for your sites? The video tells the story of Anita, who was told...
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What people say about DESMOND

  • I certainly lost a lot of weight. Around the time I was diagnosed with Type 2, I was about 11 stone and now I’m at my target weight which is 9.5 stone. The DESMOND course was useful. In my opinion it’s ideal for the newly diagnosed person who doesn’t know anything about Type 2 diabetes.

    Alan Eadie
    Dartford
  • I found the DESMOND course one of the most interesting and helpful courses I have ever been on. The two educators were superb. The demonstrations and explanations were magnificent. In fact the day went so quickly that I was quite sorry at 4.30pm when it ended. The people who devised and carried out my plan should be congratulated.

    Anthony Pitcher
    Leicestershire