You will recall late last year we were conducting a review of the DESMOND structured education for people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes as their contract was due for renewal. Since then, and before the review was completed, the DESMOND programme has closed. DESMOND will no longer accept any new referrals.
This has left a gap for structured education which has now been filled by the national Your Diabetes Your Way online resource for patients with both type 1 and type 2 diagnoses.
We kindly ask for your assistance in advertising the availability of the ‘Your Diabetes Your Way’ digital diabetes education resource platform. The Lancashire and South Cumbria website is now live and available via: https://ydyw.co.uk Please disseminate this message as widely as possible to diabetes colleagues and patients.
The online learning section of the website is provided by ‘My Diabetes My Way’ and contains information and resources on Type 1, Type 2, Diabetes in Pregnancy and other topics which are readily accessible to patients. The accredited Education Modules are available via a quick registration process which verifies that users are registered residents within the Lancashire and South Cumbria area. Health Care Professionals can also directly refer patients to these education modules (please see attached guide for details). This Education platform has been commissioned by Healthier Lancashire and is available to all residents across Lancashire and South Cumbria with no limit on referral/registration numbers.
Promotional materials to help with advertisement of this new service:
- Flyer (attached)
- Guide to courses and referrals for professionals (attached)
- Letter for Patients (attached)
- Short Video – https://vimeo.com/404925302 which can be shared on websites
- Hard copy patient packs are available for newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 Diabetes. To order these please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also use the below wording on websites and social media if you wish:
Digital Diabetes Education Resource Now Available
Your Diabetes Your Way is an easy to use interactive website available to help support people living with diabetes. You’ll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. Register now at: https://ydyw.co.uk/online or ask your local healthcare team to help you sign up!