NHS Low Calorie Diet Pilot is available across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
The NHS Low Calorie Diet service for people with Type 2 diabetes launched across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw in September 2020. SYB is one of 10 sites across England that will be rolling out the new, innovative and free service, which provides a one to one virtual programme to support healthier lifestyle, weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes.
Practices are now able to refer eligible patients between the ages of 16 and 65 who have had type 2 diabetes for less than 6 years to the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme. Based on clinical trials (including the DIRECT study), the 12 month programme consists of 3 phases: For three months, patients will be provided with low-calorie total diet replacement products, such as shakes and soups. After this, they’ll reintroduce solid foods before moving on to the maintenance phase to support their weight loss during the 12 months. The programme is being delivered by Reed Wellbeing, who currently also deliver the Diabetes Prevention Programme.
If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes then speak with your GP who can refer you to the Low Calorie Diet Programme.