Would you like to become a Diabetes Educator or learn more about Structured Patient Education offered to patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland?
We have 2 Structured Education Programmes delivered in Leicester and across Leicestershire.
DAFNE in Leicester: DAFNE Educators deliver new onset Type 1 Diabetes group sessions for people recently diagnosed. Over the past 8 years, the management of Type 1 Diabetes has been transformed in Leicester by the development of the DAFNE Programme, and the feedback from graduates has been overwhelmingly positive.
Contact Liz Turrell- Diabetes Education Support Administrator
Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Victoria Building Level 3
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE1 5WW
Tel: 0116 258 5158
DESMOND is a leading diabetes education pogramme for people with type 2 diabetes which, is available throughout the UK and Eire in over 110 different health organisations and diabetes services. There are 4 versions of the pogramme currently available:
DESMOND was originally developed by a multicentre collaborative and tested in a rigorous scientific trail in England and Scotland- the largest trial of a structured education pogramme ever conducted. DESMOND has additionally won a national award for its training programmed for health care professionals who deliver education for people with diabetes.
To become a DESMOND Educator there is a criteria that must be met. Please visit the DESMOND website for details: www.desmond-project.org.uk
Exists to provide support and information to diabetes team who deliver local education programmes www.diabetes-education.net