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February 2015

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Gosport welcomes new Lay Educators

Two administrators from the DESMOND team in Gosport in Hampshire have stepped up to become Lay Educators.

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Injectable Therapies Toolkit: Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of our Injectable Therapies Toolkit. The toolkit contains everything you need to run a rolling programme of group sessions for those on insulin or GLP-1 Therapy.

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Positive audit for Irish team

The DESMOND team covering Limerick and North Tipperary, has achieved reductions in HbA1c and triglyceride levels.

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Diet and diabetes – saturated fat

A review of the literature was completed through the PubMed database at the end of last year, which examined evidence from 2014 around saturated fats. 368 articles were identified and of those 37 were examined in detail.

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Sarah joins DESMOND as Quality Assessor

Sarah Harrison has joined the DESMOND National Office team as a Quality Development Assessor.

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Structured education answer to NHS challenge

Evidenced-based structured education is the only “long-term answer” available to the NHS in meeting the challenge posed by the increase in prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, the Director of DESMOND has said.

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Tracey joins DESMOND as Quality Assessor

Tracey Douglas has joined the DESMOND National Office team as a Quality Development Assessor.

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Cheryl attends Parliament as part of campaign

It’s Dietitians Week and DESMOND's Cheryl Taylor is marking the occasion by attending a high-profile event at the House of Lords.

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Showcase DESMOND during Diabetes Week

Diabetes Week takes place from Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 June and we’re encouraging DESMOND teams to get involved by flying the flag for high-quality structured education.

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Enter the DESMOND awards 2015

Details have been released for the second annual Celebrating DESMOND Awards ceremony.

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Workshop receives “excellent feedback”

A Walking Away from Diabetes workshop by Greenwich Healthy Living has received “excellent feedback”.

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DESMOND Educator in ‘eye-opening’ Rwanda trip

Geri Gray helped to provide free healthcare to more than 200 people during a trip to Rwanda.

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Flying the DESMOND flag at global diabetes event

We have had three abstracts about the benefits of DESMOND accepted for this year’s World Diabetes Congress.

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Winners of DESMOND awards revealed

The winners of the 2015 Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards Programme have been announced.

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Minister’s structured education pledge

Structured education is a “key priority of this parliament”, the diabetes minister has said.

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DESMOND prompted lifestyle overhaul

A DESMOND graduate who attended a course in 2008 has revealed how it prompted a complete lifestyle overhaul which he still adopts.

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Revised quality assurance tools

We are launching a set of revised quality assurance tools alongside the launch of the revised DESMOND curriculum.

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DESMOND alliance with Australia ‘strengthened’

The partnership between DESMOND and its Australian counterpart has been further “strengthened” during an international fact-finding mission.

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Nominations for DESMOND Awards open

Entries for the second annual Celebrating DESMOND Awards are now open. The awards were created to reward excellence and share learning across the Type 2 diabetes structured education programme DESMOND.

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DESMOND ‘knowledge’ helped inspire health drive

A DESMOND graduate who is one step away from coming off his diabetes medication is appealing for others to harness the benefits of exercise and eating well.

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DESMOND praised in Diabetes UK magazine

Two DESMOND graduates are urging people with Type 2 diabetes to enrol onto the programme to help change their lives for the better.

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Get the new DESMOND curriculum

The new DESMOND Newly Diagnosed Foundation curriculum is now available.

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Audit says people 'need' education

The DESMOND Programme has been praised in the latest report from the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).

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