Type 2 diabetes self-management resource now available online.
Given the increasing impact of COVID-19 on patient access to primary and tertiary healthcare, the MyDESMOND online pilot program is being offered to people living with type 2 diabetes, registered on the NDSS, and aged 18 or over.
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).
With all face-to-face diabetes education programs being cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with diabetes have been left with limited options to access their self-management education. Following positive evaluation confirming significantly improved health outcomes, the MyDESMOND pilot program meets the immediate need for online resources to support people living with 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 participant’s to make small changes that will have a big impact on their health and diabetes management.
Participants will require a valid email address and access to a computer, tablet or smartphone.
To join the MyDESMOND pilot program, please complete the registration form. If you have any queries or require further information please email email@example.com.
Please note that participants can self-register directly – a referral from a health professional is not essential.
In case you are wondering – DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.
“Knowledge is power. The program was very informative and helped me understand how diabetes works, how it affects me and what I can do about it. It helped better explain some of the things I was feeling and helped me develop strategies to better deal with them. It was a lot of the little things that I now know and that I can do every day”