DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) is a course for people with Type 2 diabetes.

The newly diagnosed module is for those within 12 months of diagnosis and the Foundation module is for those with established diabetes

Click here for full information on the modules, their content and what they can do for people with Type 2: http://www.desmond-project.org.uk/newlydiagnosedandfoundationmodules-278.html 

The referral form should be on S1, will self populate from the patient record and should be sent in by secure email. 

Please note that ‚Äčthere is very little wait to attend a course so referrring Health Care Professionals should ensure they have received the results of tests shown as mandatory on the referral form, before sending it in.  The patient and the educators need this information in order to participate fully and be supported during the course. 

If you have any queries, comments or would like to observe a course, please contact: DESMOND-MK@mkuh.nhs.uk