People living with Type 2 diabetes across Leicestershire and Rutland can now receive free personalised support at home on the NHS.
The Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) has partnered with NHS provider Oviva to provide a new innovative service, which launched on 1 November 2021. The Oviva Diabetes Support Service is free to access through referral via GP or Practice Nurse. Delivery by Oviva is remote-first and tailored to patients’ needs, including one-to-one or group pathways, printed materials or use of Oviva’s NHS Digital approved app, and online Learn portal. The service will also provide support from the award-winning, Leicester-born self-management diabetes education platform MyDESMOND and the reintroduction of DESMOND face-to-face groups in 2022.
MyDESMOND already has 21,000 users from across the UK and Ireland and has been hugely beneficial through the pandemic to not only help people with Type 2 diabetes to better control their condition but also helps to improve distress and general wellbeing.
Lucy Diamond, Head of Clinical for Oviva, said: “Oviva is delighted to be partnering with LDC and MyDESMOND. Together, our programmes offer gold standard health information, personalised support, and flexibility to work around people’s lives so that we can help more people improve their health long term. We are proud to see what people are able to achieve whilst taking part in our programme.”
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