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Celebrating DESMOND diabetes education


Judging takes place for the DESMOND awards this year.

Excellence in Type 2 diabetes structured education has been recognised in the inaugural DESMOND awards. Almost 30 submissions were made to the to the awards programme, which aimed to reward excellence and share learning across the DESMOND community (diabetes education and self-monitoring for ongoing and newly diagnosed).

Bernie Stribling, director of the DESMOND Programme, said the five winning entries showed ‘star qualit’ and the awards in general demonstrated a ‘wealth of good practice’. The winners were revealed on World Diabetes Day, which this year had a healthy living message relating to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes and the effective management of diabetes to avoid complications.

Commenting on the event, Stribling says, “The standard was high with a degree of excellence demonstrated by many of the entries. It was clear from the all of the entries that DESMOND is making a difference to the lives of people with, and at risk of, Type 2 diabetes, with teams going above and beyond in delivering the DESMOND Programme. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered.”

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