DESMOND is an education day that has been set up and run nationally to support people to learn more about their condition and how to manage it. It is also an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people.


In Somerset, we run DESMOND for people who have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, up to around a year post diagnosed.

It is run over one day: 0930 – 1630. It is important that you are able to attend all day. We can have up to 10/11 people with type 2 diabetes per course. You can take someone with you if you wish.

DESMOND is run at various venues across Somerset in the following areas:

  • Bridgwater
  • Frome
  • Highbridge
  • Minehead
  • South Petherton
  • Taunton
  • Wells

So if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the past 12 months
  • Are keen to learn more about Type 2 diabetes and how to manage it

speak to your GP Practice and ask to be referred.


For further information about DESMOND: