FOR people living with TYPE 2 DIABETES
Diabetes Support in Devon
About this programme
In this 12 week programme, you will be supported to better manage your type 2 diabetes, improve your blood glucose levels, lose weight if you need to and to build new habits to help you lead a healthier, happier lifestyle.
The programme is completely free, providing one-to-one support via a smartphone app, phone calls or video calls to help you feel more confident about managing your health. You also have the option to join a peer support group facilitated by one of our dietitians.
Who can join?
- People aged between 18 and 65 years old
- People who are not pregnant
- Confirmed diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
- Those who are motivated to change their lifestyle and can commit to the 12 week programme
- Those registered in an area where Oviva is available
People on average lose 4.3kg
People on average reduce their HbA1c by 11.7mmol/mol
Reduce your medications
1 in 4 achieve a HbA1c of <48mmol/mol
Available on the NHS at no cost to you
How we can support you
At Oviva, we work with you to develop a plan tailored to your needs. You can join a peer support group or opt for one-to-one support from a specialist diabetes coach to support you in making changes.
First, we will discuss your medical history. We’ll ask questions about your eating habits, your everyday life and your environment to understand more about who you are. Together we’ll set realistic goals and a plan to achieve them over the course of the programme.
This was my first time on a programme like this. I’d always avoided stuff like that, I thought they’d be all about salad but this was a different story entirely. My dietitian was very helpful – she’s helped me beyond the programme. I spoke to her through phone calls and app messaging. She gave a meal plan, taught me about a balanced diet, flavours, what to add to a meal and what to reduce. She didn’t tell me to just eat salad, I was able to eat proper meals but now I control the portion size and the number of meals I have.
Mr D, 43, from Buckinghamshire took part in Oviva Diabetes Support in 2020, and so far has lost a total of 10.4kg.
Sign up today
Oviva Diabetes Support is available in certain areas of the UK. To confirm eligibility it’s important you let us know the address of your GP practice. Complete the form and one of the Oviva team will call you to organise your first phone appointment.