One day can help for the rest of your life

If you're newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or need support to manage your condition, Diabetes Queensland hosts a one-day event that will simplify what you need to know. 


Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) is a free education program to support people living with type 2 diabetes.


DESMOND days are being held around Queensland. 


The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be so mild, many people may ignore the condition until there are serious complications.


Healthy living assists in preventing or delaying complications such as heart and kidney disease, stroke, amputations, depression and anxiety, or blindness.


Education in small DESMOND groups also ensures people can get personal advice on the day.


Each group is usually made up of 10 participants living with diabetes, and each participant can bring a partner or friend with them for support. 


Meet and share experiences with others while working with DESMOND educators to develop your own personal health plan.


DESMOND can help you to:


  • increase your understanding of diabetes
  • be more physically active
  • take steps to lose weight
  • lower your blood glucose levels
  • take steps to quit smoking
  • improve your overall health.


The next DESMOND days will be held at:


Mackay Thursday 27 June


Mackay Saturday 29 June


Kenmore Tuesday 9 July


Forest Lake Wednesday 10 July


Logan Friday 12 July


Bundaberg Monday 15 July


Cairns Tuesday 16 July


Helensvale Friday 26 July


Mareeba Friday 26 July


Ipswich Friday 2 August


Roma Friday 2 August


Redlands Tuesday 6 August


Browns Plains Wednesday 7 August


North Lakes Tuesday 13 August


Robina Monday 19 August


Nerang Wednesday 21 August

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