FOR people living with TYPE 2 DIABETES

Diabetes Remission

About this programme

Oviva Diabetes Remission is a 12 month Low Calorie Diet programme aiming to achieve Type 2 diabetes remission, reduced medications, and 15kg weight loss at 12 months. The programme offers personalised 1-1 or group support led by expert healthcare professionals, with appointments taking place over phone/video calls, or secure app messaging via Oviva’s NHS approved app. 

How to refer

Why should you refer your patients?

The programme supports patients to build sustainable self-management behaviours and drives long-term health improvements with support from healthcare professionals and effective learning resources.

Participants lost on average 14.7kg

Participants on average reduced their HbA1c by 33%

63% of participants achieved Type 2 diabetes remission

Read our full case study

Programme pathway

The programme takes place over 12 months and is split into 3 stages. After 12 months, participants can continue to self-track their activities in the Oviva app and will have lifetime access to Learn resources. 


Participants will first have a consultation with a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian who will help them prepare for the journey ahead. Together they’ll agree on goals for the programme, and come up with an action plan to help them achieve them over the 12 months.


12 weeks on a Low Calorie Diet using Total Diet Replacements products where they will replace all meals and snacks with shakes and/or soups. These contain all the essential vitamins and minerals needed. During this time, they will receive frequent support from their health coach. In the following 4 weeks, they will undergo Food Reintroduction with support.


For the remaining eight months they will work on sustaining these healthy habits and will continue to have access to the Oviva app and learning resources. Find more about our digital tools here. 

Eligibility criteria

To be accepted on to the programme, all referred patients must be:

  • People aged between 18 and 65 years old
  • People who are not pregnant
  • Confirmed diagnosis of type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years
  • Those who are motivated to change their lifestyle and can commit to the 12 month programme
  • Registered in an area where Oviva is available

Download the full eligibility criteria 

Questions you may have

How can primary care refer to the programme?

After confirming eligibility with your patient, please complete the referral form which is embedded into your clinical system. Oviva can support case finding to identify and invite eligible participants to join the programme. The referrer must discuss any medication changes to take place on the first day of TDR and provide written confirmation of these changes to the patient and Oviva. (please see the referral form for full information).

Are there any resources to support primary care in referral conversations with patients?

Yes, please click on the following resources and download them to support you during conversations with eligible patients.

1. Participant Flyer 
2. Participant FAQs 
3. Participant Invitation Letter
4. Participant SMS template

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