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August 2014

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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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An opportunity for members of the public to get involved in an NIHR advisory committee/panel

Are you interested in health research?Do you have experience of working in committees/groups?Do you have experience of patient and public involvement?Do you have good communication skills?

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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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COMING SOON...

This Summer the DESMOND Programme will be releasing two new initiatives set to change the level of continuing support available to those with newly diagnosed or established Type 2 diabetes.

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DESMOND Annual Awards 2014 - Shortlist Revealed

"After a tough session assessing all of the entries in the annual Celebrating DESMOND awards, we are pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates (see below). The standards were high and the quality of entries is a testament to all of the hard, dedicated and innovative work being carried out by DESMOND teams. The winners will be revealed on World Diabetes Day, which takes place on Friday, 14th November, 2014. Thank you to everyone who entered and good luck to those who are through to the final stage." Bernie Stribling, Director DESMOND

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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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DESMOND awards showcase ‘high standards’

Excellence in Type 2 diabetes structured education has been recognised in the annual DESMOND awards

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NHS Borders - DESMOND video shown at NHS Scotland Conference 2014

DESMOND fits into this around changing from seeing patients 1:1-due to ever increasing prevalence and aiming to get clients self-managing-therefore moving towards structured education and a package that works very effectively.

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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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