The program recognizes that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to diabetes management. It is intended to provide you with a welcoming and non-judgmental space where you can plan how you would like to manage your diabetes.
DESMOND can help you to:
- develop a better understanding of diabetes,
- lower your HbA1c, improve your physical activity levels,
- take steps to manage your weight,
- improve your overall health, develop a plan and set personal goals
DESMOND focuses on providing you with practical skills for managing type 2 diabetes.
Invest 6 hours of your time today for better health tomorrow. It is delivered by specially trained DESMOND educators who will help you to improve your self-management by improving your knowledge and understanding of your condition.
Throughout the program you will discuss the latest information and strategies on healthy food choices, physical activity, blood glucose monitoring, medication management and personal goal setting.
You will be able to consider strategies you might like to adopt or changes you might be ready to make. The program is built around group activities, with participants sharing experiences and talking about what type 2 diabetes means to them. However if you don't like the idea of sharing your experiences, you won't be forced to contribute.
You will also have the chance to speak to a diabetes educator by yourself if you need to. At the end of the sessions, participants will have information to take home for reference.
DESMOND is a FREE program
Meet people who are just like you and learn everything you need to know about diabetes.
You are invited to attend, if you are: Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, at least 18 years old and registered with the NDSS.
Groups can take up to 10 participants living with diabetes, and each participant can bring a partner or a friend with them for support. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Once booked, you will receive some pre-reading in the mail in preparation of the session.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.
NDSS Helpline 1300 136 588 | ndss.com.au