Long-term benefits of DESMOND put to test

When the results of a randomised controlled trial were made available in 2008, it seemed the UK-developed diabetes education course known as DESMOND was destined for success.

DESMOND, which stands for Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed, involves a group-based six-hour course held over one or two days in a primary care setting. It aims to upskill participants in diabetes self-management and lifestyle factors. It also provides related training for involved healthcare professionals.

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