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Contact Details for Referrals:

Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN): Trust wide: (028) 3756 1366

Diabetes Specialist Dietitians (DSD): South Tyrone: (028) 37565308     Lurgan:  (028) 37561049            Newry:    (028) 37562060

Diabetes Specialist Podiatrists:  Tel: (028) 37563444

Diabetes Specialist Physiotherapist:  Tel: (028) 37565308

DESMOND programme for Type 2 Diabetes:

For further information about structured education programmes:   Diabetes Secretary, 1st Floor Lurgan H&SS Centre, 100 Sloan Street, Lurgan, BT66 8NT.


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Diabetes Prevention Programme

The number of people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland is estimated at 96,000 with Type 2 diabetes accounting for 90% of all cases. The Diabetes Prevention Programme is an evidence programme designed to help delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes for those identified as pre diabetic by their nurse, pharmacist or doctor.  Changes in participant’s lifestyles can lead to a lowering of Blood sugar levels into normal health ranges. The Diabetes prevention program is run over a 9 month period with 18 individual sessions carried out in a group setting covering topics of Nutrition, exercise and Behaviour change.




Locations where this service is delivered


Malachy Nixon

Haven close, St Luke’s Hospital, 71 Loughgall road, Armagh, BT617NQ

Call us02837566200

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