DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) is a highly-recommended, free and fun group session delivered by specially-trained NHS health professionals for people with Type 2 diabetes.
DESMOND is a great way to understand your diabetes, improve your ability to manage the condition and your blood sugar levels. You should come away from your session with the knowledge and confidence to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
DESMOND sessions are completely free, and run for one 6 hour session or two 3 hour sessions. They are delivered to groups of up to 10 people like you diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and you can also bring along a friend or partner to your session.
Sign-up for DESMOND now
Call: 01772 777620
Or ask your GP or Nurse to refer you.
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Blackpool Healthy Lifestyles
If you are interested in local opportunities to make changes and get active, visit Blackpool Healthy Lifestyles here.
You will find information on local walks, family weight management programmes, nutrition clubs and activities from chair exercises to aerobic classes, bowls to walking netball.
Steps to Health Walks
You will find a range of guided walks to help you meet the challenge of being more active here. From easy to moderate walks in a number of locations, many of these suitable for wheelchairs, these guided walks range from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Find activities to get involved in, have fun, make friends and get active. From disability football, to garden projects, bowling to walk 'n' talk, to find out more click here.
Why not try the Heartbeat exercise programme - with a number of venues across Lancashire & South Cumbria, to find out more and self-refer for access to an exercise programme with Heartbeat click here.
Blackpool Council Stop Smoking
If you are thinking of quitting smoking, visit the Blackpool Council Stop Smoking website here for a range of support, from telephone and online to face to face with your pharmacist or GP practice.