DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.
This is an education programme run by local diabetes experts to help those who have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. There are options to attend face to face in a group session or online. The sessions are designed to help you understand your condition, to help you manage your own health and to allow you to meet others in the same situation (where applicable).
The groups are relaxed and friendly, there is no pressure to contribute to the discussions unless you would like to. Subjects covered include diet, medication, self-care and exercise. DESMOND is here to support you alongside your usual diabetes reviews with the practice.
You can sign up for DESMOND either virtually online or in a local group session.
You can do this by calling 02392 681003 / 02392 681029 (answerphone messages can be left) or emailing directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.