Type 2 Diabetes Remission Programme
This is an evidenced based 2 year intensive weight loss programme which aims to help those living with Type 2 Diabetes to reverse it (remission).
Remission is when blood glucose levels are below the diabetes range which means you no longer need to take diabetes medication.
This programme is suitable for adults aged 18 – 65 years who meet the following criteria:
- Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in the past 6 years
- Have a BMI of 25 or above
- Currently not prescribed insulin to treat your diabetes
- Currently not pregnant or breast-feeding
We will need to check your recent long-term blood glucose levels (HbA1c) as part of our pre-programme checks so you will be offered a blood test. We will also discuss the medical management of your diabetes with your GP as some of your medications may need to be stopped or doses reduced.
The programme involves 3 key stages:
Stage 1 (12 Weeks): Total Diet Replacement: all food will be replaced with 4 nutritionally complete soups and shakes.
Stage 2 (12 weeks): Food Reintroduction: where you will gradually reduce your soups and shakes re-introducing calorie controlled meals, one at a time.
Stage 3 (18 months): Weight Loss Maintenance We will help you plan what changes you need to have in place to help you maintain your new lower weight.
Target weight loss is at least 15kg (2.5 stone or more)
You can find out more about the evidence behind this programme from Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT).
Other Support for Type 2 Diabetes
This is a two hour information session for people with, or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. We talk about what diabetes is, and the healthy life goals which can help you to manage your Type 2 Diabetes or prevent Type 2 diabetes.
Our groups are online for now, but we also hope to have some in person groups soon. We have groups once a month for people with Type 2 Diabetes and once a month for people with Pre-Diabetes or anyone who feels they are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Explained
This is a 4 session course which aims to prepare you to cope with your diabetes on a daily basis. Each session is 2 hours long. In small groups you will talk about living with diabetes in a relaxed and friendly way.
This programme is for anyone with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes who would like to feel more in control. We welcome friends or family.
Our groups are currently online but we will also be offering ‘in person’ sessions soon.
The programme will talk about:
Week 1: Diabetes Explained
Find out what happens to your body when you have diabetes, about the tests that your GP will do and why.
Week 2: Carbohydrate and Reading Food Labels Explained
Learn about how carbs (starch and sugar) affect your diabetes control. Also learn what to look for when reading food labels.
Week 3: Managing your Weight Explained
Talk about how to manage your weight and how losing weight and being more active improves diabetes control.
Week 4: Fats and Medicines Explained, and what next?
Learn the latest about fat, talk about the medicines you are on to keep healthy. We will make sure everyone understands the information we’ve shared during the programme. There is a chance to hear about other things that can help you.
If these groups aren’t for you, contact us to talk about other options.