Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) Blackburn with Darwen

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  • Blackburn with Darwen

    Summary

    Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is a National ‘Diabetes Structured Education Programme’ for people with Type 2 diabetes, whether newly diagnosed or who have had their Diabetes for more than one year.

    What we do

    The aim of the programme is to increase an individual’s knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes, share self-management skills, have a better understanding of poor glycaemic control and come away from the session with an understanding and empowerment to set clear, effective goals and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

    Programmes run for a full day or 2 half days and are delivered to groups of up to 10 people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes; all of whom may bring along a friend or partner.

    The DESMOND programme is free and sessions are delivered by specially trained NHS health professionals.

    Programmes for people with Type 2 Diabetes from South Asia  in Blackburn with Darwen, and delivered in English, Urdu or Gujarati.

    How to access the service

    Please post this completed form to: DESMOND Service, Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, Simmons Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AX. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THIS FORM

    How to contact us:

    DESMOND education programme 
    Tel 01254 283886
    Email DESMONDBwd@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

    External Website

    https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/desmond-blackburn-with-darwen

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