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

Dumfries and Galloway

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Diabetes Team

Telephone: 01387 244214.

Email:

Times available: Mon-Fri 9-5pm

Localities: DESMOND is currently being delivered throughout Dumfries & Nithsdale, Stewartry & Wigtownshire and Annandale & Eskdale.

Referral Pathway: Local referral pathway to DESMOND locally: Referrals received from both GPs/Practice Nurses and Consultants for people newly diagnosed or those with established diabetes requiring an update.

Modules Delivered:

DESMOND Newly Diagnosed module available (for patients up to 12 months post diagnosis)

DESMOND Foundation module available (for those with established diabetes)

Overview
In 2009, we had approximately 450 people attending one of our community-based DESMOND sessions in Dumfries & Galloway, and we are pleased we are able to offer DESMOND education programmes at various locations throughout our region which includes Dumfries & Nithsdale, Stewartry & Wigtownshire and Annandale & Eskdale.