Diabetes Support

About Diabetes Support

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.

How to join

Who can join?

  • People aged 18 or over
  • 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
  • Registered in an area where Oviva is available

Why should I join?

People on average lose 3.7kg

People on average reduce their HbA1c by 14mmol/mol

Reduce your medications

Available on the NHS at no cost to you

1 in 4 achieve achieve a HbA1c of <48mmol/mol

How we can support you

Why Oviva?

At Oviva, we will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your needs. As part of your plan, you will be matched with either a personal health coach or a community group made up of people also on the programme to support you in making changes.

The provision of Tier 3 weight management services varies across the UK, and there are multiple barriers to attendance.
Getting started

First, we will discuss your previous 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. Our mission is to support you to create new healthy habits for both your body and mind.

How can I join Diabetes Support?

1. Check our availability

Enter your GP practice postcode to see if we are available in your local area.

2. Contact your GP practice

If you’re eligible, your GP will send us your referral to join the service.

3. We’ll be in touch

We’ll process your GP’s referral and then contact you to set up your Oviva app and Learn account.

Check our availability

Enter your GP postcode in the search bar below to see which Oviva Diabetes Support is available in your area.

If we are in your local area, you can either contact your GP practice about a referral, or check the form below to see if we are able to accept self-referrals and sign up today.

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Your questions answered

How much does it cost?

The support is completely free and is offered as part of the NHS.
Please note for some programmes you may need to purchase total diet replacement products in place of your normal meals.

What is Diabetes Support?

Oviva Diabetes Support is a type 2 diabetes structured education and behaviour change programme that takes place over 12 weeks. It’s a completely free programme that puts you in control of your health with personalised support to help you better manage your diabetes, achieve your health goals and stay motivated. As a 100% remote service, you can take part in the programme from the comfort of your own home and be supported by a health coach to help you make changes to your health and habits.

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Get in touch

We are available all over the UK, so speak to your GP practice to see if you can be referred to Oviva Diabetes Support. Please note the programme may vary in different NHS regions.

If you are registered with a GP practice in one of the areas listed, please complete the form and one of the Oviva team will call you to organise your first appointment!

Diabetes Support stories

I’m really glad I had the opportunity to have an Oviva coach and app, and wouldn’t have become so much healthier without you."

Fran, Devon

I still eat all our usual Asian foods, but I've learnt how to eat, how to manage my health. There's no salad here.

Mr D, Buckinghamshire

By adopting an exercise regime and healthy eating, my general health has improved dramatically. The programme has helped me with all aspects of my life.

Steve, West Midlands

I was given ideas of what I could do to change and also what I could substitute where things weren’t so good. If I had any questions I could just ask on the app – any time of day.

Florence, London

She pitched the programme at a level I could understand. The language she used was understandable, despite dealing with a complicated topic.

John, Buckinghamshire

I would advise anyone to take this opportunity... you will not be nagged, it is not intrusive and you will always be called or messaged at the agreed time!

Wendy, Buckinghamshire