People living with type two diabetes are invited to attend an award-winning diabetes program, the first of which is to be held at St Enoch’s Church Hall Tauranga, 9-4pm on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.

 The DESMOND program, short for Diabetes Education Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed is delivered by Diabetes Help Tauranga educators who are trained to guide participants to take control over their own condition.

 “We are proud to launch this program” Debbie Cunliffe, Manager at Diabetes Help Tauranga said. “Participants can expect to learn real life skills for managing diabetes across many areas such as food choices, physical activity and medications.”

 Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic health condition in New Zealand and is set to become the number one burden of disease in New Zealand over the next 10 years. There are currently 241, 463 people known to have diabetes in New Zealand, 10, 391 of these are in the Bay of Plenty.

 The DESMOND program is the only evidence-based education program for people with type two diabetes in New Zealand which emphasises that, for the person with type two diabetes their most valuable health resource is themselves. There is evidence to show that better self-management of diabetes can result in significant and sustained weight loss, increased physical activity and improved well-being.

 For further information, or to enrol on DESMOND program in 2018 contact or ring the Diabetes Help Tauranga INFOline on 07 571 3422 

To read more about DESMOND in the North Island click here
Healthcare providers click here