Lowers HbA1c
by one per cent
Evidence base
For the NHS
by the NHS


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.


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.


Pick and choose

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

The latest DESMOND stories

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Brent Integrated Diabetes Service picks up top DESMOND prize

Brent Integrated Diabetes Service at the London NW Health Care scooped one of the top prizes at this year’s Celebrating DESMOND Awards. Nina Patel and Salma Mehar (pictured) picked up the Innovation prize during an awards ceremony held at Leicester Diabetes Centre in October. The North Cumbria University Hospital  NHS Trust also picked up an...
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International collaboration with Australia

There have been some exciting developments happening in Australia due to DESMOND’s strong international partnership. The Australian Government Department of Health is continuing to invest in online self-management and behaviour change programs for the growing number of Australians living with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It has commissioned Diabetes WA to adapt,...
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Remission position statement released

A Position Statement on type 2 diabetes remission has been released by DESMOND. Just recently the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) published a joint statement about reversing a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. DESMOND’s Director Bernie Stribling said: “We felt it was timely to publish our standpoint in light of...
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Australian approval granted for MyDESMOND

MyDESMOND is being made available for an international audience as it is set to launch in Australia. The online self-management programme, developed for people living with type 2 diabetes, has been given the go ahead by the Commonwealth Government of Australia. Diabetes WA can now adapt, pilot and roll out the initiative, which will be...
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DESMOND Newly Diagnosed Version 6 – COMING LATER THIS YEAR!

2019 will see the launch of version 6 of the DESMOND Newly Diagnosed and Foundation curriculum! At DESMOND we pride ourselves on being evidence-based and patient-centred, and recently we have seen some large leaps forward in the world of diabetes and its management. We have already incorporated revisions to our nutritional information based on the...
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MyDesmond reaches 1500 user milestone

The MyDesmond app has reached its 1,500th user since it went live in 2018. Accessible on all devices, such as smartphones, tablets and desktops, MyDesmond provides a range of services for those who have or are at risk of type 2 diabetes. Users can monitor their step count, set daily targets, compete with other users...
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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
  • 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