What is it?
The 12-month NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme (T2DR), formerly NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme (LCD), is delivered remotely by Liva and has three main phases:
Total Diet Replacement
This is the total diet replacement stage, where all food will be replaced with 4 daily soups or shakes of up to 900 calories, for 12 weeks.
You will be supported by your group members and Health Coach throughout this key stage.
In this phase, we’ll work alongside you to gradually re-introduce food over a period of 6 weeks. Here, you’ll start developing lifestyle changes that will support you for the long term.
No need to feel nervous in this stage – your Health Coach, group and programme of evidence-based learning will support you with the knowledge and tools needed, to re-introduce food in a way that sustains the health changes you have made.
In this stage, it’s all about continuing to sustain the healthy habits you are developing.
You’ll work with your group and your Health Coach to embed your lifestyle changes and continue to strategise around what realistically works for your unique lifestyle.
You may continue to lose weight during this stage, or you may look to maintain it. Your coach will support you with a personalised plan that works for you on an individualised level.
Who can join this programme?
The programme is completely free but you can only participate if you are referred by your GP practice and meet all of the inclusion criteria but none of the exclusion criteria below, subject to health professional assessment.
If you’re unsure if you meet these criteria, please discuss your eligibility with your GP.
“I’ve lost around 4 stone. And I feel so much healthier”
Member, NHS T2DR programme