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.
This set of national standards from the American Association of Diabetes Educators sets out 10 standards which Diabetes Self Management Education programmes should meet to ensure that people with diabetes are being provided with excellence in self management support.
This paper authored by a service user researcher describes issues for young adults with diabetes which impacted on their attendance at an outpatient clinic. Identifying barriers and facilitators to attendance, it suggests ways hospitals can work with patients to improve access to diabetic services.
This evidence review of over 550 pieces of evidence supports the case for self-management in long term conditions, underlining the importance of proactive strategies to support self-management behaviours.
The project by NHS Hammersmith and Fulham used co-production and developed from a diabetes service user group who wanted to provide more support and education for people with diabetes, and to raise awareness of diabetes in the local community. Volunteers were recruited to undertake champion, peer educator or peer mentor roles in Hammersmith and Fulham and Harrow.
The DAFNE programme is a not-for profit organisation and the site offers information about the programme for people with diabetes, health care professionals and commissioners.