What is it?

DESMOND is an ongoing workshop where participants can interact with other people also living with type 2 diabetes, while learning practical self-management advice for the prevention of complications. The workshops cover a variety of relevant topics, including food choices, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, goal setting and action plans, all delivered in a friendly, supportive environment.

Who runs the program?

DESMOND is led by specially trained dietitians and diabetes educators.

How often does it run?

DESMOND workshops are held regularly throughout the year, with a review session one month after attendance.

Contact us for upcoming dates.

Where is it available?

DESMOND is held in the Perth north and south metro areas, as well as in the Goldfields. See timetable for locations. If you are unavailable to access these locations please call us on 1300 706 922 for alternatives in your area.

Accessing the program

Access to DESMOND is by GP referral or self-referral. Referral forms can be found under the "For GPs" tab on this website.


While the majority of DESMOND services are free, the cost is dependent on your situation. Contact us on 1300 706 922 to confirm costs and possible rebates for eligible clients.