DESMOND is a structured, nationally recognised education programme for patients with Type 2 diabetes. Its website contains details of research supporting education programmes for self-management in diabetes, details for commissioners on undertaking local needs assessments and commissioning diabetes education and patient stories from previous DESMOND graduates.
Diabetes UK have launched an online self-management support programme for people with type 2 diabetes to learn about and manage their condition. It is a useful resource for both patients and those professionals involved in supporting self-management in diabetes.
This patient leaflet from Trend UK is a useful introduction for patients about hypoglycaemia. It covers the background to the clinical condition as well as advice on treatment and how to avoid future episodes.
This website from the International Diabetes Federation provides resources to assist diabetes care for patients and health professionals to better understand how to improve diabetes care.
This is site from the American Diabetes Association allows people with diabetes in the USA to sign up and receive a personalised diabetes plan. For 12 months this programme sends personalised text messages to help people learn healthy eating habits, remember medications and appointments, and stay motivated.
This blog from Diabetes UK and written by Helen May describes the challenges of managing insulin use after eating out at a restaurant, ‘guessing’ how much insulin needed and discussing the dangers of making an incorrect calculation.