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June 2015

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A Safer Ramadan Toolkit: 3 ways to raise awareness of fasting safely

Our A Safer Ramadan Toolkit is available for any health organisation or individual to purchase. For a one-off payment of £500.00, you can provide community awareness, Healthcare Professional (HCP) training and patient education sessions to help raise awareness in your local community of the need to fast safely with Type 2 diabetes during Ramadan.

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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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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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Follow us on Twitter

Get the latest DESMOND news by following us on Twitter.

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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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Event competition winner

We are very happy to announce that Sandra Tomkins, who is a Diabetes Specialist Nurse at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, is our competition winner.

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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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DESMOND graduate pens poem

A man who recently attended a DESMOND course in Wigan has written a poem about his experience.

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Changes to the Newly Diagnosed Curriculum (2016 Version)

It has been come to our attention that there has been a misprint in certain parts of the new Newly Diagnosed curriculum that we need to make you aware about. Please could the educators who have the new curriculum adapt it reflect this:

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