What is MyDESMOND?
MyDESMOND is a web-based diabetes self-management program from the UK which has been adapted and piloted by Diabetes WA for Australian audiences under an initiative funded by the Australian Government as part of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
MyDESMOND brings together all the evidence-based content from the face-to-face DESMOND program currently available under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
In case you are wondering – DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.
Following positive evaluation confirming significantly improved health outcomes, the MyDESMOND pilot program meets the immediate need for online resources to support people living with type 2 diabetes.
MyDESMOND empowers people to confidently self-manage type 2 diabetes in a way that suits their lifestyle. It brings together evidence-based content which includes short videos, learning sessions and interactive activities on health, diet and exercise that registrants can work through in their own time, at their own pace and setting goals that they feel are achievable.
With the guidance and the support of health professionals, and input from other people with type 2 diabetes, MyDESMOND informs, inspires, and motivates participants to make small changes that will have a big impact on their health and diabetes management.