Diabetes News from the American Diabetes Association by Emily Burns Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK
“The whole course was fantastic and very useful.” The feedback we get from people attending our DESMOND courses is extremely positive. The staff running our courses are very experienced diabetes specialist nurses and dietitians. We also involve specially trained local people who are extremely knowledgeable and very supportive.
DESMOND is a course for people with Type 2 diabetes. The course helps you to understand and take control of your diabetes, so you can lead a normal, healthy life.
You can choose to interact with Oviva digitally using our online resources and app or choose an offline programme using phone calls and printed materials/DVD content. The patient is in control of how they interact with their personal dietitian and can switch between the methods of interaction throughout the programme depending on their needs.
People with diabetes need effective patient education to enable them to manage their diabetes on a day-to-day basis.
“Whilst I was a little apprehensive about going to a group course, I found hearing about diabetes with others who were like me was really helpful. Lots of what I learnt I was able to do straight away. I’m so glad I went. ”