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    Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) Blackburn with Darwen

    Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is a National ‘Diabetes Structured Education Programme' for people with Type 2 diabetes, whether newly diagnosed or who have had their Diabetes for more than one year.

    The aim of the programme is to increase an individual's knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes, share self-management skills, have a better understanding of poor glycaemic control and come away from the session with an understanding and empowerment to set clear, effective goals and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

    Programmes run for a full day or 2 half days and are delivered to groups of up to 10 people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes; all of whom may bring along a friend or partner.

    The DESMOND programme is free and sessions are delivered by specially trained NHS health professionals.

    Programmes for people with Type 2 Diabetes from South Asia  in Blackburn with Darwen, and delivered in English, Urdu or Gujarati.

    Where this service is provided

    The DESMOND programme is delivered at various locations across Blackburn with Darwen.

    Contact details
    DESMOND education programme 
    Tel 01254 283886

    DESMOND Getting to Grips with Type 2 Diabetes


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    Self-referral Form

    Please post this completed form to: DESMOND Service, Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, Simmons Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AX. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THIS FORM


    How to contact us

    Please ring the DESMOND office for details of locations and dates available on 01254 283886 or by emailing

    Useful Links

    DESMOND Project Website

    Patient Information Leaflets

    With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

    Please follow this link for more information