MyDESMOND: a Digital Diabetes Programme for Adults with Type 2 diabetes

Your name is currently on our waiting list for DESMOND group education, which is a programme we offer for Type 2 diabetes.   However it is not possible to have these sessions during the Covid 19 restrictions, but we are pleased to be able to offer adults with Type 2 diabetes, MyDESMOND which is a national online educational programme.

MyDESMOND, developed by the Leicester Diabetes Centre, is an interactive digital programme with the following features:

  • Interactive learning and 8-weekly booster sessions to help increase knowledge and confidence about Type 2 diabetes through a range of videos, quizzes and educational materials 
  • The ability to track activity levels 
  • Add weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol info to track progress and changes
  • Set daily and long-term goals 
  • Chat with members of the MyDESMOND community
  • Invite friends and family to join in as well through the ‘Buddies’ feature
  • Ask the Expert – connected to the multi-disciplinary team of the Leicester Diabetes Centre

Feedback from people who have been using MyDESMOND from across the UK already has been positive; quotes and findings from a recent national survey by the Leicester Diabetes Centre include:

“Interesting with great information, I have found it very useful.”

“MyDesmond has turned my life style around for the better.”

“MyDesmond is an excellent reference to allow me to refresh my knowledge in my effort to 

 self-manage my diabetes.”

If you are interested in getting access to MyDESMOND, please contact the Diabetes Network Office at 71611354  with your email address  or  alternatively you can email  [email protected]  directly with your Name, Postcode and GP practice details. 

Kind Regards

Diabetes Network Office

Altnagelvin Hospital

Direct Telephone Line:   71611354