Our Diabetes Nurse Specialists provide a range of services to both heath care practitioners and diabetes patients.
DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.
This is a proven, national programme that provides education in the effective self-management of Type 2 diabetes.
The course is delivered by our Specialist Nurses and is an interactive course delivered to small groups of up to 10 participants. These can be a mixture of people with Type 2 diabetes and their partners or friend who is there to support them.
The course covers all aspects of managing diabetes including:
DESMOND is successful because it improves understanding of the condition and how to manage it. It encourages positive behaviour changes such as weight reduction and increased physical exercise and it has also shown to have resulted in a reduction in depression.
The aspect of our Diabetes service is to provide specialist education and training for both registered and non-registered practitioners. This includes GP practices, community nurses, care homes and other community providers.
The aim is to improve the knowledge and skills across the community for heath care practitioners dealing with people suffereing from diabetes.
The courses include:
Our Diabetes Nurse Specialists also provide advice and support to GP practices and community nurses including mentorship to assist individuals achieve their competencies regarding diabetes management.
0777 503 4104
Referral to the service and the DESMOND programme is via your GP practice.
You can contact us for more information about DESMOND.
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