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DESMOND Type 2 Diabetes Education

DESMOND stands for Diabetes Education and self management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed

These free education sessions provide a  way to find out more about type 2 diabetes in a relaxed informal environment .  It is a resource to help participants manage the changes diabetes will bring to thier lives. Participants can share experiences with others.  It helps the person become the expert. 

The session provides fun interactive group activities, advice on food choices, food labels, physical activity, managing blood glucose, glycaemia and insulin resistance.  There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions.  The educators are there to help and increase knowledge and understanding of what having Type 2 diabetes means. Participant's can bring along a family member, carer or friend. DESMOND Education sessions are delivered in a variety of venues across the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde localities.

So what happens next?

Referrals are accepted by any Healthcare professional or patients can self refer. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
DESMOND Administration Team
Contact Position
Administration Team
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust



Where to go

Booking Office Minerva Health Centre
Lowthorpe Road



Education sessions are held at:

Wyre Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 7PU

Windsor Road Surgery, Kepple Lane, Garstang, PR3 1PB

South Shore Primary Care Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY4 1TJ

Whitegate Drive Health Centre, 150 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9ES

Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Barlow Crescent, Blackpool, FY3 9EQ

Moor Park Health & Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue, Blackpool

 Wesham PCC, Derby Road, Wesham, PR4 3AL

 Lytham PCC, Victoria Street, Lytham, FY8 5DZ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Sessions are held weekly, commencing at 9.30am - finishing at 4.30pm with breaks mid morning, mid afternoon and lunchtime
Session Information
Sessions are held across Preston
Chorley & South Ribble
Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire localities

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0 Per FREE session
 Last updated: 11 Jun 2020