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Do you have type 2 diabetes?

Then meet DESMOND!


Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.

It is when the body doesn't produce enough insulin, or the body's cells don't react to insulin.


DESMOND courses are held across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

DESMOND is a one day course that will help you:

  • Find out more about Type 2 diabetes.

  • Manage your diabetes.

  • Meet and share experiences with others.

DESMOND courses are held in small groups local venues across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The sessions are led by educators who are health professionals trained to help you become the expert about your diabetes and health. They can help you with practical skills to manage your diabetes and to explore factors such as food choices, activity and medication.

You will also be able to meet and talk to others in the same situation.

The courses are open to anyone who has had a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in the last 10 years and has not previously attended a Desmond course.

DESMOND is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). You can read more about DESMOND on their website. 

To book your place or to find our more contact the DESMOND coordinators at CPFT’s Community Diabetes Service by calling 0330 726 0077 or speak to your GP.