Martin, 34 from Bedfordshire, joined the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Martin, 34 from Bedfordshire, joined the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. image

Home » Martin, 34 from Bedfordshire, joined the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Martin's low calorie diet before and after

The NHS Low Calorie Diet programme is for people who are overweight and living with type 2 diabetes. In the 12 month programme, you will be supported by your own Diabetes Specialist Dietitian and Health Coach to lose weight using a low calorie diet, improve your blood glucose levels, reduce your medications, and potentially put your type 2 diabetes into remission.

Throughout the programme, Martin worked with his dietitian to reduce his meal portions and introduce more vegetables and fruit to his diet. He began to exercise regularly and used Oviva’s resources to build knowledge of healthy behaviours.

Over the 12 month programme, Martin has been able to completely stop any diabetes medication, successfully put his diabetes into remission and lost over 26kg. The programme has also had a positive impact on Martin’s mental health and increased his confidence.

“The monthly telephone appointments with my dietitian were so helpful, she always kept me motivated. I learnt how to start building healthy habits.”

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