How does it work?
When you sign up to the programme you will be assigned a dietitian who will support you throughout the full 12 months. After an initial assessment with your dietitian, you will begin the programme, which takes place over three stages:
Total diet replacement
You will be supported throughout the programme not only by your dietitian but with a suite of online learning modules ranging from healthy eating support through to how to tackle unhelpful habits, manage stress and get extra support from your friends and family.
• Three staged programme focused on helping you lose weight and help put your diabetes into remission
• Support from a highly skilled dietitian throughout the programme
• Online programme resources which you can access 24/7 to suit your lifestyle
• Free attendance
Spaces on the programme are limited, so we ask you to only join if you can commit to:
• 12 weeks of total diet replacement – this is 12 weeks of provided shakes to aid weight loss
• A one-to-one initial assessment at the beginning and end of the programme, both located at your GP surgery
• Five blood tests during the programme to measure your blood sugar levels
• Weekly support calls with your dietitian during months 1-6 of the programme
• Weekly weight measurements
• Using online resources to aid your health journey
• Four group exercise sessions during the programme
Who can Join:
To be eligible for the programme, you must:
• Type 2 diabetic
• Aged 18+
• Have a BMI of more than 30kg/m2 (more than 27kg/m2 South Asian Population)
• Be able to understand English (oral and written)
• Have access to the internet
• Be willing to accept phone calls between 9-6pm on weekdays.
You must not have/be:
• Experienced any weight loss of more than 5 kg within the last 6 months
• Chronic kidney disease
• A known cancer
• A substance abuse
• A heart attack or stroke in the past 6 months
• Any form or arrythmia
• Heart failure
• Liver disease
• An eating disorder or purging
• Pregnant or considering pregnancy
• Taking the following drugs:
1) Monoamine-oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs)
2) Varenicline (smoking cessation medication)
3) Anticoagulant medication (e.g. warfarin)
4) Anti-obesity medication
This is a non-exhaustive list, patients can be excluded for any other reason if the GP feels they may not be suitable to meet the demands of the programme, and or any other medical condition.
How to join:
This pilot programme is being exclusively offered to patients at Richford Gate Surgery and White Lodge Medical Centre. Please arrange to talk to your doctor to sign up for the programme by the 21 June 2019.
Download our patient information sheet here.