NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme

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Previously called the NHS Low calorie diet for type 2 diabetes, this is a three-month programme of low calorie total diet replacement products for adults aged 18 and over. It includes one-to-one and group virtual meetings with experts.

GP referral is required and the programme isn’t suitable for everyone as there are some eligibility requirements that people must meet to be involved as listed below:

You must be:

  • aged 18 – 65 years
  • have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years
  • have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or more (where individuals are from White ethnic groups) or a a BMI of 25 or more (where individuals are from Black, Asian and other ethnic groups).

Find out more about the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme

Case study

Before 53-year-old Heidi started the NHS Type 2 Path to Remission Programme (formerly Low Calorie Diet Programme) she struggled to find the time to get support for her type 2 diabetes around working full-time.

Heidi joined the NHS Type 2 Path to Remission Programme to help her lose weight and improve her type 2 diabetes management. As part of the programme, she has been working with a dedicated health coach throughout the total diet replacement and food reintroduction phases which has helped her:

  • lose 21.8kg in 16 weeks
  • reduce aches and pains significantly
  • no longer take diabetes medications
  • have much more energy since losing weight
  • feel motivated to reach her target weight throughout the remainder of the programme.

Heidi said: “The programme so far has surpassed all of my expectations and dreams. The improvements made to my health have been so worth the efforts!”