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


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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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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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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The winners of the 2017 Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards Programme have been announced. Now in its fourth year, there was a significant number of entries to the awards, created to reward excellence and share learning across the DESMOND community. DESMOND is the collaborative name for a family of group self management education modules, toolkits and...
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The Desmond newsletter has been going since 2014 and continues to be hugely successful.  The monthly document provides all Desmond staff and Educators with the latest up-to-dates news about the programme. However, we would really like to encourage everyone to send us case studies, a new way of working or any top tips they might...
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