Leicester Diabetes Centre Implementation Lead Alison Northern added: “The MyDESMOND programme has been founded on the NICE-approved face-to-face DESMOND self-management programme. This means patients receive the same quality of programme but delivered at a pace to suit their needs.
“It includes short videos, articles and interactive activities on diet and exercise which users can view as quickly, or as slowly, as they like.”
MyDESMOND features diabetes-related content, as well as booster sessions allowing users to interact with the programme on an on-going basis.
There is also an opportunity to ask an expert and people can track their activity levels and link up to the Fitbit, Google Fit or Garmin. Weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol can be tracked and there is the option to set daily targets.
In addition, the programme gives people with type 2 diabetes the chance to connect with, and support, each other via the chat forum of the DESMOND community.
Picture: Leicester Diabetes Centre Implementation Lead Alison Northern