Welcome to participants already on the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission

Please note if you have not started the programme but are interested in finding out more about it please visit our introduction page. 

The content, links and resources on this page complement your Coaching, Workbooks and other programme materials – they are not to be used on their own.

Momenta is delivering the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission, formerly NHS Low Calorie Diet, in: Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire, Birmingham & Solihull, Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire, Cheshire & Merseyside, Coventry & Warwickshire, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, Mid & South Essex, North East & North Cumbria, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, Somerset and South Yorkshire.  The Diabetes Remission Programme is also being delivered in: Newcastle and South Eastern Trust (Northern Ireland).

Table of Contents

Case studies

Several participants have shared their inspiring stories – you might find their experiences helpful to understand more about the programme.  

There are some videos and many more written stories.

Juliet, Birmingham & Solihull

Juliet, Birmingham & Solihull

Juliet took part in our NHS Birmingham Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme. Juliet started on 120.9kg and finished…
Waqas, Birmingham & Solihull

Waqas, Birmingham & Solihull

Waqas has lost 21% of his starting weight
Faraza, Birmingham & Solihull

Faraza, Birmingham & Solihull

Faraza has lost 19% of her starting weight

Momenta in Ramadan

If you’re thinking of fasting during Ramadan please download and read the relevant leaflet(s) below, depending on whether you’ll be in Phase 1, 2 or 3 during the holy month. This will help you make a fully informed decision.

If you do decide to fast then you must speak to your GP about any medications changes and we ask you to please let us know too.

Either way, we hope this information is helpful.

Momenta over Easter

Worried about how to navigate the upcoming Easter holidays?

Download our ‘Easter survival guide’ below for some helpful tips, whether you’re working on sticking to TDR products, maintaining your weight loss or simply looking to spend some time with family or friends. 

TDR products: Habitual

Ordering your Habitual TDR products

We’re delighted that Habitual are supplying TDR products.  These are tried and tested and used extensively across the NHS T2DR service.      

Habitual have made a single landing page for ordering your products at all points in the programme. You can find this page here.  We’ll email you this link, your Voucher code and summary instructions when you need to order TDR products. Each Voucher code can only be used once.

We’ve also included some background information below – please read before ordering:  

Your first Habitual order will contain a shaker.  Please keep this throughout the programme.

Habitual offer the most popular TDR flavours:

  • Two porridges: Morning (plain) and Banana (v)
  • Five shakes: Chocolate, Vanilla (v), Strawberry, Caramel, Spiced chai latte
  • Three soups: Spiced carrot (v), Green veg (v), Tomato and red pepper.

All products are vegetarian and four are vegan – (v) above. They are free of the most common allergens but please check the ingredients of each product if you have any allergies or intolerances.

Who to contact if you need help

If you have any questions about an order that you’ve placed or not received then please contact Habitual’s team directly at momenta@tryhabitual.com  Make sure you have your order number and let them know you’re on the ‘NHS / Momenta Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme’.  

If you have any questions about using your Voucher code then ask your Coach at a session or email Support@momentanewcastle.com. Unfortunately, the Momenta team cannot help with orders that have been placed – please contact Habitual directly to resolve these.  

Phase 1 resources

Weight loss lookup table

Scroll through the pages below to find your starting weight.  You can then look across the row to see your Gold, Silver or Bronze weight loss targets.

Each target is shown as a target amount of weight to lose, your target end weight and a weekly weight loss to aim for over Phase 1 so you can check if you’re on track.

If you don’t know your weight in kilograms you can  divide your weight in pounds by 2.2 – don’t forget there are 14 pounds in a stone.

Ways to support me

Scroll through the pages below to find your starting weight.  You can then look across the row to see your Gold, Silver or Bronze weight loss targets.

Each target is shown as a target amount of weight to lose, your target end weight and a weekly weight loss to aim for over Phase 1 so you can check if you’re on track.

If you don’t know your weight in kilograms you can  divide your weight in pounds by 2.2 – don’t forget there are 14 pounds in a stone.

Free online resources

There are thousands of websites and apps to help you live a healthier lifestyle. We’ve highlighted a few of the free ones that you might find helpful to support you on your journey to living a fitter, healthier life.   

– Shopping and cooking

– Relaxation

– Getting active

Momenta's DRP Recipe books and other resources

The DRP Recipe book and Phase 2 Recipe book are both hosted on Discover Momenta’s website on the Diabetes Remission page of the Resources section.  

This page also has other templates that are referred to in your Workbook, such as Building my balanced meal.

You can view them online or download or print them to browse at your leisure.

Other helpful links

We’ve included a few other useful links for you here:

– Discover Momenta: The team behind the programme

– Newcastle University: Home of Professor Roy Taylor and his DiRECT team – where diabetes remission programmes all began

– Diabetes UK: Funder of remission research, partner of NHS England and a wealth of reliable information for people with diabetes.

Phase 3: Reset packages

 If you’re in Phase 3 and your weight creeps back to more than 2kg above your lowest weight on the programme you become eligible for some additional TDR product support called a ‘Reset package’.

You can discuss this with your Coach or one of our Advisers will contact you directly if we see your reported weight climbs back up.  You can only use a Reset Package once on the programme but it can be useful to help support the other changes you’re making to your lifestyle.  

You can read more about the two options by downloading the documents below or clicking on this link to view them online. 

Your fibre supplement

Why, how and when to use your fibre supplement

Taking a fibre supplement with your TDR products will help prevent constipation – one of the most common side effects of this kind of diet. We recommend you start taking 7g of fibre a day (spread across the day) from your first day of TDR. You should be able to stop taking the supplement at the end of 12 weeks when you start Phase 2.

Directions for use

See your TDR booklet for details – this was in your Welcome pack

Managing any discomfort or diarrhoea

If you have any unwanted discomfort or diarrhoea, please check the following before stopping taking the fibre supplement:

 

  1. Make sure that you’re taking only 7g in total every day
  2. Make sure that you’re spreading this out across the day – ideally in three separate doses about four hours apart (morning, midday, evening) – remember to drink extra fluid with each dose
  3. Try reducing your daily dose to half (3.5g) for a few days. 

If there’s no change, then stop taking the supplement and inform your Coach and/or contact support@momentanewcastle.com for further guidance.  

Monitoring devices: Manufacturer instructions

Monitoring devices: Manufacturer instructions

Scales

You can download instructions and other information here:  

https://www.aandd.jp/products/manual/medical/uc502_en.pdf

Blood glucose monitor

You can download instructions and other information here:   

https://www.spirit-health.co.uk/support-and-downloads  

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Blood pressure monitor

Most participants will receive the UA-651 monitor. You can download instructions and other information here:  

https://www.aandd.jp/products/manual/medical/ua611_en.pdf

Some people may receive the UA-651SL model, which is similar but slightly different. You can download instructions and other information here:  

https://aandd.jp/products/manual/medical/ua651sl_en.pdf 

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