Have type 2 diabetes? This programme is available in the following areas...

 Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster


The Leicester Diabetes Centre presents the online version of the award winning Desmond self-management diabetes education programme.

Bringing together all the content and research evidence from the face-to-face programme onto a portable interactive web based platform to help you care for your own diabetes in a positive way.

Speak to your GP to get your free space


MyDESMOND is a convenient interactive e-learning platform based on the award winning DESMOND Newly Diagnosed module. The programme covers:

  • Diabetes & glucose
  • Understanding the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes
  • Physical activity
  • Food choices
  • Planning for the future

Work your way through the information at a pace that suits you. Create and review your own personal health goals with the interactive action plans.

Record useful personal information such as your:

  • HbA1c
  • Exercise activities
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Weight

Programme inclusion criteria

 Type 2 diabetes - newly diagnosed or established, HbA1c 48mmol/mol and above

 Have access to a device that can access the app (smart phone, tablet or computer)

 18 years or older

Location symbol Registered with a GP practice in Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea or Westminster

Interactive Learning

Learn more about type 2 diabetes and refresh your knowledge with our 8-weekly booster sessions.

Activity Tracking

Track your activity levels and even link up to the Fitbit or Google Fit.

Monitor Your Health

Track your weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol with our trackers


Compete with others in our community on the global leader boards

Ask The Expert

The multi-disciplinary team at the Leicester Diabetes Centre are here for you


Chat with others in our DESMOND community

Set Goals

Set daily goals that fit around your lifestyle


Invite your friends and family to join you in your journey

MyDESMOND key facts

 100% remote

 Type 2

The programme has encouraged me to keep going and not just with the exercise, it has encouraged me to knock my calories down.


Unlock your healthier self today!

Make it easier to make better lifestyle choices.