DESMOND launched its DESMOND Newly Diagnosed & Foundation Programme in Western Australia in Perth in June 2011.Â
Taking DESMOND to Western Australia has been an incredible journey and one which would not have been possible without a collaborative approach with our partners, Diabetes WA - Diabetes WA is an organisation similar to Diabetes UK in that it offers support to people living with diabetes. Diabetes WA is based around the suburb of Subiaco in Perth and offers a service to the whole of WA; from Kimberley in the North right down to the great southern region on the south coast.
Diabetes WA approached DESMOND in late 2010 for an opportunity to undertake a yearâs pilot of the DESMOND Newly Diagnosed & Foundation module within their local healthcare setting.Following the success of this pilot NHS DESMOND UK were invited back this year to train more Educators and to also train them to deliver the Walking Away from Diabetes module.
In this newsletter our colleagues in Western Australia share their experiences and challenges of delivering DESMOND down under .
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