How the NHS soup and shake diet works, and the areas of England taking part in the trial – iNews

Thousands more people with diabetes will be able to access the NHS soup and shake diet as it is rolled out in more parts of the country.
First rolled out in 2020, NHS England says the aim of the diet is to help people with diabetes lose weight and could potentially help them achieve remission of their type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is estimated to cost the NHS £10 billion a year, while almost one in 20 prescriptions written by GPs is for diabetes treatment.
The year-long plan which is supported and monitored by clinicians and coaches, aims to kickstart weight loss through low-calorie and diet replacement products such as shakes and soups for the first three months.
After this, people will be offered a managed plan to reintroduce healthy, nutritious food. They can track their progress through virtual one-to-ones, group sessions and digital support.
People eligible for the diet will be referred by their GP and given the low-calorie shakes and soups for free on the NHS for three months.
Individuals eligible for the plan must:
The diet had previously been offered in:
It will now be rolled to a further 11 areas:
According to NHS England, early data from the programme showed participants lost 7.2kg (over one stone) on average after one month, and 13.4kg (over two stone) after three months.
Data out today also shows that people on the programme who are eating and drinking the low-calorie alternatives lose weight and keep it off over time.
NHS England says this is significant as trials showed that around half of people who had similar weight loss were able to achieve remission of their type 2 diabetes after one year.
Professor Jonathan Valabhji, NHS England clinical director for diabetes and obesity said the results achieved through the programme were “encouraging” and they “show that real-world experience is in line with what we have found in trials”.
He added: “We know this weight loss will go a long way to help people stay well and avoid preventable illness, and for many will also mean they can put Type 2 diabetes into remission.”
Chris Askew, chief executive at Diabetes UK, said the charity was “delighted” to see the expansion of the plan.
“Remission can be life-changing, offering people a better chance of a healthier future”.
The further rollout of the programme he said “means that many more people across England who are living with Type 2 diabetes and overweight will have the chance to get the support they need to go into remission.”
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