Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) Central Lancashire

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Available at the following locations

  • Chorley & South Ribble
    • Preston
      • Blackpool
        • Fylde & Wyre
          • North Lancashire

            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 offers:

            • A programme for people newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
            • A Foundation programme for people with Type 2 diabetes who have had their Diabetes for more than a year
            • A BME programme for people with Type 2 Diabetes from the South Asian community in English, Urdu or Gujarati (available Preston,Chorley and South Ribble)

            What we do

            Programmes run for a full day or 2 half days which may be morning, afternoon or evening sessions. They are delivered to groups of up to 10 people with Type 2 diabetes who may bring along a friend or partner by trained tutors from the diabetes team.

            All programmes are free and participants have a free folder to take away.

            A Type 1 back to basics and Carbohydrate counting workshop have been developed for people with Type 1 diabetes living in the Preston, Chorley and South Ribble areas Please contact the office for details and dates available.

            How to access the service

            DESMOND is offered at various locations across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde and North Lancashire.

            Please contact the DESMOND office for details of locations and dates available.

            How to contact us:

            Christine Elwell
            Quality Lead
            Tel: 01772 777620
            Email: Christine.elwell@lancashirecare.nhs.uk or desmond@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

            or

            Heather Platt
            Structured education coordinator
            Tel: 01772 777648
            Email: Heather.Platt@lancashirecare.nhs.uk or desmond@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

            Additional Resources:

            DESMOND Getting to Grips with Type 2 Diabetes

            This video is also available in the following languages:

            Useful Links:

            DESMOND Project Website

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