Practical skills for living well with type 2 diabetes

What is DESMOND?

DESMOND is a self-management education course for people living with type 2 diabetes 

This course will help you understand and manage the changes type 2 diabetes can bring to your life. 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. 

What’s involved?

DESMOND focuses on providing you with practical skills for living well with type 2 diabetes. 

It is delivered by specially trained DESMOND educators who will support your self-management by improving your knowledge and understanding of your condition. 

Throughout the program you will receive the latest information and strategies on healthy food choices, physical activity and medication management. You will be able to consider strategies you might like to adopt or changes you might be ready to make. 

The DESMOND course is built around group activities, with participants sharing experiences and talking about what type 2 diabetes means to them.  

How do I attend?

DESMOND is a six-hour group session, delivered as a full day.  

There is no cost to attend DESMOND but bookings are essential. To register, or for more information, please call us on 1800 637 700, or email

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