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London Medical, based in Marylebone runs a Diabetes Education Programme that takes place throughout the year in the form of education days and evening meetings.

Within the NHS there are DAFNE and DESMOND courses. These are free, but not all PCT host them, and when they do, they are often over-subscribed so you might have a bit of a wait to get on one.


Private training courses

If you have the ability to fund diabetes training yourself then you can take courses, such as the ones run by London Medical, based in Marylebone. It’s Diabetes Education Programme takes place throughout the year in the form of education days and evening meetings.

The programme covers a wide variety of diabetes and nutrition related topics such as the Advanced Carbohydrate Counting & Insulin Dose Adjustment Course.


Hands on learning

There are three 4-hour sessions over a month. Attendees get practical hands-on learning with foods you eat and are encouraged to take their learning home to consolidate what has been covered and discuss the results on their return.

At London Medical it’s possible to hire a Continuous Glucose Monitor (Navigator) for 5 days to observe the effect of carbs and verify insulin dose accuracy.

There is also a separate course on Insulin Pump & CGM Education for Optimal Insulin Use in Diabetes. This course consists of three 6-hour sessions over 3-5 weeks and is intended as a joint learning event for people with diabetes, their family members and Health Care Professionals.


Accredited by RCN

The courses have been accredited by RCN and the accreditation has also been applied from the RCP/ABCD and BDA for doctors, nurses and dieticians respectively.

Courses are taking place in July and October. To register your interest for any of the London Medical courses, see below.


Course fees:

- £500 - Insulin Pump and CGM Training Course (All 3 Days)

- £400 - Insulin Pump Training Course (Day 1 and Day 2)

- £250 - CGM Training Course (Day 3 Only)

Lite lunch and refreshment are included, discount also available for family & group bookings. To book a place or for more information, please use the form below.


DESMOND - Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed


DESMOND is a for people with type 2 diabetes and their families

DESMOND is the acronym for Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed. It is part of a school of patient education for people with diabetes, developed by a number of NHS Organisations.

Educators on the NHS may now be specifically trained in DESMOND.


So what is DESMOND?

DESMOND is a way to learn more about Type 2 diabetes.

DESMOND is a resource to help manage diabetes-related changes.

DESMOND is a way to meet and share life experiences with others.

DESMOND is a group of education programmes designed for people with diabetes.

DESMOND is an NHS organisation that helps to deliver high quality patients education to people with type 2 diabetes, or those who are at risk of diabetes.

Once a research programme, DESMOND is now an established part of care improvement for type 2 diabetes in the UK. DESMOND is also a research programme, building on shared experience to prove how effective education and training can be.


Is DESMOND widely available?

DESMOND is expanding quickly in the UK. Many programmes are in the research phase but will develop over the next 2-3 years, meaning DESMOND will become even more widely available in the UK.


What does DESMOND entail?

DESMOND varies depending upon the individual person.

At this stage, there are three different DESMOND education programmes available in the UK and Eire. These are listed below:

DESMOND Newly Diagnosed

DESMOND Foundation (for people with established diabetes)

DESMOND BME - delivered in Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu and Bengali

DESMOND is a group course for up to 10 people with type 2 diabetes.

The course is built around group activities, with individuals able to speak to an educator.


Education Courses at London Medical

Our telephone number is: 024 76 712 201


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