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Education for Type 2 Diabetes


Kernow Health has been unable to deliver DESMOND in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since the start of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. NHS Kernow is currently in the process of transiting to a new, locally developed and delivered model of Type 2 diabetes structured education known as ‘Diabetes and you’. More details are available in a short video available here

This model is in the pilot testing phase with the ambition of roll out in September 2021 accessed via Cornwall GP practices. For further information please contact tracey.barter1@nhs.net



Healthy Living

Healthy Living is the first nationally commissioned digital structured education programme. It is an evidence-based, self-directed, web-based programme, and employs behaviour change models and nudge techniques to support users to take action. It provides users with a variety of tools and information to help them better manage their type 2 diabetes, live a healthy life and achieve good wellbeing.

Practices can refer participants to the programme by providing the registration page: https://www.healthyliving.nhs.uk/ where the individual can create an account.


Diabetes UK Learning Zone

The Diabetes UK Learning Zone gives advice on what to eat and tips for managing diabetes day-to-day. There are videos, quizzes and interactive tools tailored to the individual. All courses are completely free.

Diabetes UK also have a new and exciting partnership with Sport England called ‘Live Well Move More’ who are supporting people to become more active. There is a free 10 week online course, exercise hub and physical activity helpline. Email livewellmovemore@diabetes.org.uk  for more information.