We provide support to adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in several community locations and also support housebound patients in their own homes.

Please note: this service is only offered to people living in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.

The delivery of the Community Diabetes Service in Blackburn with Darwen has now transferred to our partner East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT)

We are a multi-disciplinary team consisting of:

  • 3 diabetes specialist nurses
  • 1 consultant in endocrinology
  • 1 GP with special interest in diabetes
  • 1 dietitian
  • 1 link-worker (Urdu and Gujerati)
  • 2 educators.

We also have psychology support from Talking Therapies weekly.

Services we offer 

  • Clinics for people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Multi-disciplinary team clinics monthly
  • Post hospital discharge follow up and support
  • Urdu and Gujerati speaking link worker for non-english speaking patients
  • Insulin initiation and change of regime
  • Hypoglycaemia reviews
  • Home visits for housebound patients
  • Email support for patients in our service and health care professionals
  • Mentoring practice nurses and GP's in their surgeries
  • Education for care home and nursing home staff
  • Support for district nurses
  • Practice nurse education lunchtime meetings

Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is a free 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, all attendees are welcome to bring a partner, friend or relative.

Programmes are delivered in English, Urdu or Gujarati.

Find out more about DESMOND online here

If you would like to self-refer, please contact us for a referral form. 

Email: desmond@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01772 777 620

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