Diabetes is estimated to cost the NHS £10 billion a year, with almost one in 20 prescriptions being for diabetes treatment.
Reed Wellbeing has begun delivering the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme in Stoke and Staffordshire which aims to support individuals to be healthier, lose weight, and put their disease into remission.
The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme is a joint initiative between NHS England and Diabetes UK. It provides eligible patients who have a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis with a specially formulated low-calorie total diet replacement treatment for 12 weeks, followed by food re-introduction and healthy lifestyle support from our trained Health Coaches.
The programme is based on two clinical studies. The Diabetes UK-funded DiRECT trial saw almost half of those who went on a low-calorie total diet replacement programme achieve remission of their Type 2 diabetes after one year. A quarter of participants achieved 15kg or more weight loss, and of these, 86% put their type 2 diabetes into remission.
The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme is based on this study as well as other key trials and has shown similar levels of weight loss for participants.
I’m pleased that Reed Wellbeing will be building on our experience of delivering the NHS Low Calorie Diet programme to now deliver the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme in Stoke and Staffordshire. We currently deliver the Quit Smoking Stoke-on-Trent service in the area, so we are excited to be in a position to offer a wider range of health services to support local residents to make lasting change and lead healthier lives.
Divisional Director for Reed Wellbeing
The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme is available to patients with Type 2 diabetes referred by their GP.
Contact us to find out more about our delivery of the service.