SUPPORTING YOU TO

PREVENT OR MANAGE

YOUR TYPE 2 DIABETES

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SUPPORTING YOU TO

PREVENT OR MANAGE

YOUR TYPE 2 DIABETES

SIGN UPLOGIN

ABOUT

The Leicester Diabetes Centre, part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, presents the online version of the award winning DESMOND self-management diabetes education, myDesmond.

myDesmond brings together the content and research evidence from our NICE approved face-to-face DESMOND self-management programmes to a portable interactive web-based platform to support you in managing your health.  This means you are getting the same quality but delivered at a pace adjusted to suit your needs.

All of our programmes use a variety of different formats, including short videos, articles and interactive activities on topics such as diet and lifestyle for you to view as quickly, or as slowly as you like.  With our myDesmond forums, you also maintain the community you would get with our face-to-face programmes.

myDesmond is now listed on the NHS apps library. This was following a rigorous assessment to make sure that it is safe and secure to use. It is this assessment that helps build confidence in the digital support offered through myDesmond.

myDesmond consists of 3 programmes

Type 2 Diabetes

A type 2 diabetes management programme suitable for anyone with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes regardless of whether you are newly diagnosed or have established diabetes

Let’s Prevent Diabetes

A type 2 diabetes prevention programme suitable for individuals who find themselves at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Babysteps

Designed specifically for women who have previously been diagnosed with gestational diabetes

VIDEO TOUR

FEATURES

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Track your activity levels and even link up to Fitbit, Google Fit and Garmin

INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Learn more about Type 2 diabetes and refresh your knowledge with our 8-weekly booster sessions.

MONITOR YOUR HEALTH

Track your weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol with our trackers.

CHALLENGES

Compete with others in our community on the global leader boards.

ASK THE EXPERT

The multi-disciplinary team at the Leicester Diabetes Centre are here for you.

COMMUNITY

Chat with others in our DESMOND community.

SET GOALS

Set daily goals that fit around your lifestyle.

BUDDIES

Invite your friends and family to join you in your journey.

FEATURES

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Track your activity levels and even link up to Fitbit, Google Fit and Garmin

INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Learn more about Type 2 diabetes and refresh your knowledge with our 8-weekly booster sessions.

MONITOR YOUR HEALTH

Track your weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol with our trackers.

CHALLENGES

Compete with others in our community on the global leader boards.

ASK THE EXPERT

The multi-disciplinary team at the Leicester Diabetes Centre are here for you.

COMMUNITY

Chat with others in our DESMOND community.

SET GOALS

Set daily goals that fit around your lifestyle.

BUDDIES

Invite your friends and family to join you in your journey.

User feedback

TESTIMONIALS

It’s been great to use and find out how other people with diabetes cope.

I hope others will find the help and advice from you as helpful as I have.

A tremendous help in helping me to go forward and lose that weight.

myDesmond is the best Haynes manual of diabetes control that I’ve found so far.

The programme has encouraged me to keep going and not just with the exercise, it has encouraged me to knock my calories down.

All my answers have come from myDesmond.

ACCREDITATIONS  &  ENDORSEMENTS

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Centre for BME Health
Desmond
NHS National Institute for Health Research
Diabetes UK
NHS Information Governance
NHS University Hospitals of Leicester
International Diabetes Federation
University of Leicester
CLAHRC East Midlands
Leicester Biomedical Research Centre
NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

CONTACT

Please get in touch with us using the contact form below.

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