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New support on the path to remission for people with Type 2 Diabetes

The NHS is delivering a programme which provides a specially formulated diet for 3 months followed by healthy lifestyle support, for people who are living with Type 2 diabetes and obesity, or overweight. And 500 more places are now available for people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Eligible participants will be offered a low calorie meal plan. Alongside this, participants receive support for 12 months including help to re-introduce food after the diet period. This support will provide participants with the help and advice they need throughout every stage of the programme. Your GP practice will be kept informed of your progress and if any medication changes might be needed.

Individuals must:

• Be aged 18–65 years,

• Have a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years,

• Have a BMI of over 27 kg/m² or higher in people from White ethnic groups, adjusted to 25kg/m² or higher in people from Black, Asian and other ethnic groups.

Individuals must also meet other eligibility criteria to be referred to the service.

Eligibility may be discussed at your next planned diabetes review with your GP practice.