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For people recently diagnosed with diabetes

DESMOND stands for: Diabetes Education Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed type 2 Diabetes.

DESMOND group sessions/ MyDESMOND can help you:

  • Understand more about Type 2 diabetes.
  • Learn about things you can do to look after yourself and stay healthy with diabetes.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, DESMOND group sessions are currently unavailable but there is free access for anyone with type 2 diabetes to MyDESMOND

MyDESMOND is delivered via the internet, using your computer, laptop or similar device and is a programme of education to support you to manage your diabetes on a daily basis.

You will need an access log-in code, easily obtained by contacting the team directly, using the details below, or via a referral from your GP surgery.

For healthcare staff: A referral form can be completed by the GP surgery or the patient, and then passed onto the DESMOND team

For more information contact the Kernow Health team at