Diabetes Prevention is our Mission, become a PARTNER, and make it yours!

It takes a TEAM to win battles, HELP us WIN the war on Diabetes Prevention!

  We're on a Mission for Diabetes Prevention...

Who is DESMA?

We are Self Health Advocates!

We build alliances with individuals, community leaders, organizations and small businesses to support our dedicated Self-Health Advocates who are determined to rid the world of diabetes and obesity. DESMA has taken a grass root approach to helping people; help themselves. By building Partnerships Programs that promote collaboration with just about everyone....... we can do what needs to be done to prevent diabetes for everyone.   

We work in the community, with the community, for the community to provide Hope, Education & Resources, through, FREE Diabetes Prevention Classes, Self Management Consultation and Weight Management Counseling.   Call us, set-up an appointment and we will come to your church or organization to start a class today!  

Our programs have been designed to motivate and educate people to embrace lifelong health and wellness qualities and overall happiness about ones’ self.  You learn how to become your own coach & cook for better health.                         

DESMA works in all communities nationwide.........see how your community can implement a program today!

We work with you

Whatever brought you here, I'm glad! You’re in the right place.

1. You call us, we come out to your church, organization or small business.

2. We have a Candid Conversation about Diabetes Prevention and health concerns.

3. We help you set-up a class to benefit your participants.  We monitor & direct the process!

The 1st step is for you to MAKE THE CALL and we will come to your church, organization or small business.

CHANGE is Required.....


Do you want more energy, more control over food choices, sensible & personal solutions for true wellness & change for Life? 

START today......

Our unique programs help you navigate toward your health & overall wellness goals. It's your time to focus on you and awaken the best version of yourself. 

About Us!

Who is DESMA?

We are a national - community-based support agency working to prevent diabetes by offering health information, education, resources and dedicated support to people who require more than a doctor-patient relationship to make basic lifestyle changes for better health and wellness. 

What we do?

SELF-HEALTH  ADVOCATES provide women and girls with long-lasting practical, unique and attainable solutions for better health and wellness.   

DESMA was developed with Women in mind but our Educational Classes and information work for every one.  If you want to prevent Diabetes we want to help you.

How & Who we help?

We offer comprehensive solutions to women and girls to assist them in their fight to PREVENT diabetes and obesity. There are open public CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, GROUP MEETINGS & INDIVIDUAL LEARNING SESSIONS for anyone who want to  benefit.

Welcoming Environment

People of all background, philosophies and faith traditions are welcome in our programs. 



To Prevent Diabetes as well as Improve the quality of life for women and girls affected by pre-diabetes, Type II diabetes and obesity. 

  •  Diabetes can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and eye and foot problems. Prediabetes also can cause health problems. The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop health problems, so delaying diabetes by even a few years will benefit your health. You can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by losing a modest amount of weight by following a reduced-calorie eating plan and being physically active most days of the week. 


Rid the world of diabetes and obesity through dedicated support, services, advocacy and resources.


  • About 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, according to recent diabetes statistics  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You won’t know if you have prediabetes unless you are tested.

  • If you have prediabetes, you can lower your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Lose weight if you need to, become more physically active, and follow a reduced-calorie eating planGet started with Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. For more support, you can find a lifestyle change program near you through the our Diabetes Prevention Program 



Love and Compassion 

We believe in the love of God with all our heart, soul, and mind. Our love and compassion for ourselves and our community helps us deliver our best to the people in need of hope, encouragement and a better life.


Nothing can be accomplished unless you are hopeful about the results. We aim to instill hope in you. We encourage you to achieve what might seem like a long journey to you right now. We encourage you to stay put on your self-management and wellness goals.


We have a commitment to help people no matter what state of health they are in by providing them the best services to help them achieve wellness for not only their bodies, but also their minds and souls.



We believe in creating partnerships to provide the best resources to our girls and women. With a common goal, we can get results as we expect.

Our Team

Louise Bergeron

Self-Health Advocate Director

Ideal Protein Distributor

Barbara Gainwell

Diabetes Prevention Class, Instructor

Program Coordinator

Lisa Babin, Ph. D

Advisory Committee  Organizer

Bella Griffin

"Blossom "

A Workshop for Girls



Anamaria Cuadra

Spanish Coordinator


Olive'a Batieste

Big Mouth & DESMA Diamond


Advisory Committee

Lisa Babin, Committee Organizer

The Advisory Committee is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management of an organization and foundation. The informal nature of an advisory committee gives greater flexibility in structure and management.

Ms. Oneka Watson, Ph. D

Dr. Lisa Babin

Charie Barber MSN, RN

    Join our Advisory Committee, we're looking for people like YOU!

Join our Advisory Committee, we're looking for people like YOU!


Community Connection

We talk about Diabetes Prevention, obesity issues, aging and everything you care about, no woman is left out of the loop, 

Our goal is to bring your thoughts to the forefront as we invite you to have a Candid Conversation with Barbara & Louise

Food for the Soul

Cooking for a Cure: a Coach & a Cook An interactive learning workshop taught by certified Self-Health Advocate;  it includes three major parts: Diabetes Prevention lesson, what we eat & why and Personal Supervision success.


Big Mouth is social advocacy project whose mission is to inspire and encourage high-school and college young ladies to stand-up and speak out about Obesity issues.   

Our vision is that no one will ever be ashamed to speak out or feel victimized. 

A Diet Plan that Works


We understand your desire to lose weight!

Losing weight can be a challenge, but the process of weight loss is simple. DESMA uses The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol, which is a medically developed method that will empower you to sustain your weight loss results over your the course of your life. 

Simple. Effective. Sustainable

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We are 100% committed to your success 

  • Free Initial Consultation – We'll get to know you based on your lifestyle, eating habits, allergies, and more.
  • Mentorship & Personalized Plans – Our certified coaches provide the expertise, support, and encouragement to achieve your goals.
  • Weekly Check-Ins – Gain the accountability you desire and see the results as you stick to the plan
  • Keep It Off – After you achieve your ideal weight we'll work with you to maintain it for the long-term!
  • Affordable - No long-term commitments & pay as you go 

Book Your Free Consultation

Your complementary 30 minute consultation at one of our locations includes an overview of the Ideal Protein Protocol, how it works, the costs, and an optional body composition analysis. We'll discuss your goals and determine how long you can expect to be on the weight loss plan. You can ask questions, get to know us, and see if we are a good fit for you. .