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


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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Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards open

Entry for the 2018 Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards is now open. 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 deadline for entering is midnight on...
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Nutritional Guidance Review – Coming Soon!

In light of new evidence and guidance we are in the process of reviewing the key food messages in all our modules In Spring 2019 we will be distributing new versions of our Educator curriculua (for our Newly Diagnosed & Foundation module), as well as patient resources (for all modules), however in the meantime we...
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MyDESMOND revamp goes live

A revamped version of MyDESMOND has been launched with lots of new features. MyDESMOND version 2 has been redesigned to help improve the patient experience and to further promote self-management. All DESMOND sites that were signed up to version 1 should now have received administrator log-ins for the new site – if not please let us...
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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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