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DESMOND Newly Diagnosed and Foundation Modules 

DESMOND Programme Material

First steps in self-management education for people with Type 2 diabetes.

What do these modules look like?


  • 6 hours of structured self management group education
  • Delivered by 2 trained health care professionals
  • In 1 day or 2 half-day formats
  • Newly Diagnosed Module – for those within first 12 months of diagnosis
  • Foundation Modules – for those with established diabetes
  • In groups of up to 10 participants who may wish to bring a partner/friend with them
  • Supported by specially developed resources

  • Deliverable in both health care settings or local community venues


Content includes:


  • Thoughts and feelings of the participants around diabetes

  • Understanding diabetes and glucose: what happens in the body
  • Understanding the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes
  • Understanding more about monitoring and medication
  • How to take control - Food Choices - Physical Activity
  • Planning for the future


What these modules can do for your patients:


  • Lowers HbA1c
  • Improves other biomedical outcomes
  • Supports weight reduction
  • Improve levels of physical activity
  • Is an effective smoking cessation intervention
  • Improves understanding of diabetes
  • Reduces depression
  • Promotes positive behaviour change
  • Is administered in one dose and effective for 12 months


Interested in finding out more?


Please contact:

DESMOND National Office

T: 0116 258 5881

F: 0116 258 6165


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