Review of diabetes education

If you live in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre and have been diagnosed with type two diabetes in the last three years health bosses want to hear from you.

A review of educational opportunities to help people manage their diabetes is taking place with hope of improving the help and support that is offered to patients.

Currently, people diagnosed with type two diabetes are referred on to a DESMOND course which is a nationally offered programme providing education about self-management of the condition.

Dr Adam Janjua, Acting Chair of Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group and local GP said: “We currently use the DESMOND programme to provide structured education to help with self-management. We have lots of patients who have been on the programme and have good reports of it.

“We want to make sure that the DESMOND programme is meeting the needs of all patients and so are conducting a review of tis service.  We would like to hear from people who have type two diabetes and are asking them to share their views so we can ensure that local services are fit for purpose.”

If you have type two diabetes, whether you have been on the DESMOND programme or not, the clinical commissioning groups (the organisations that buy health services) across the Fylde Coast would like to hear from you.

Take the survey here.