NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme – Patient Information

The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme is a new, one-year programme to support a healthier lifestyle, weight loss, and remission of Type 2 diabetes.

What is the The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme?

The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme is a free programme designed to help you reduce your diabetes medications, lose weight, improve your health, and potentially put your type 2 diabetes into remission.

You will be offered low calorie, total diet replacement products (typically soups, shakes and porridges) totaling 800‑900 kilocalories per day, to replace all normal meals for 12 weeks. You will receive support and monitoring for 12 months, including help to re‑introduce food after the initial 12-week period. Coaching sessions are delivered by one of our qualified diabetes practitioners, along with online learning and resources including meal plans and recipes

This support will provide you with the help and advice you need throughout every phase of the programme. Your GP practice will be kept informed of your progress and if any medication changes might be needed.

How does The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme work?

For the first 12 weeks of the programme, you will follow a low-calorie diet (typically shakes, porridge and soups).

Following this, we will work with you to healthily reintroduce food into your diet, focusing on movement and maintaining a new healthy eating lifestyle.

Onboarding

Getting you started

You will be supported by one of our friendly team members who will talk you through the programme and support you to decide how you would like to undertake the programme.

Stage 1

TDR phase

You will replace your usual diet with your chosen total diet replacement (TDR) products for 12 weeks. You will also start working with one of our diabetes practitioners on a range of behavioral change sessions.

Stage 2

Food re-introduction phase

Our diabetes practitioners will support you to re-introduce food into your diet in a safe healthy way. This includes helping with meal planning and understanding nutrition and a healthy balanced diet.

Stage 3

Weight maintenance phase

The final phase of the programme will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to continue to achieve your health and wellbeing goals and hopefully put your type 2 diabetes into remission.

How do we deliver The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme?

We will work together over 12 months, and the support you will receive during this time will include:

  • An initial one-to-one assessment
  • 20 sessions with your Health & Wellbeing diabetes practitioner
  • 39 online support modules
  • A final one-to-one assessment

How to join The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme

This unique programme is being offered to residents in your area. Arrange to talk to your healthcare professional to sign up for the programme.

To read the patient information leaflet for your area, click your area below. Or, if you like to learn even more, sign up for our patient information session below.

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

Black Country

Patient information sheet

Derbyshire

Patient information sheet

Who’s eligible for The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme?

You must be:

  • Registered with a GP practice in one of our delivery areas
  • Aged 18–65 years
  • Have had a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years
  • Have a BMI over 27 kg/m2 (or over 25 kg/m2 if you are of Black, Asian or minority ethnic origin). To check your BMI click here
  • You also need to meet various other eligibility criteria and be willing to commit to the 12-month programme to be referred to the service

Please note you will need to meet various other eligibility criteria, be willing to commit to the 12-month programme and you need a referral from your GP to be referred to the service.

You must not be:

  • A current insulin user
  • Pregnant or planning a pregnancy in the next 12 months
  • Have had bariatric surgery

Is this programme right for me?

Three questions to ask yourself:

  1. Can I complete 12 weeks on full total diet replacement? (typically soups, porridge and shakes) 
  2. Do I feel ready to make long term sustainable changes to my lifestyle?  
  3. Can I commit to doing this programme for 12 months with support from a Diabetes Practitioner, others on the programme and online learning? 

Want to learn more?

Sign up for one of our free Information Sessions

We are running patient information sessions via Microsoft Teams to provide you with an overview on what you can expect from the programme.

Each session will last approximately 30-45 minutes and will give you all the information you need to know.

Sign up here

Watch us on BBC midlands

Watch the BBC midlands interview promoting the programme here.