The DiRECT study, funded by Diabetes UK and carried out by Newcastle and Glasgow universities, has generated widespread academic, policy, media and consumer interest in achieving remission of Type 2 diabetes in a deﬁned cohort using a low-calorie diet. Replicating these initial outcomes at scale and broadening access offers profound health, ﬁnancial and social beneﬁts.
Our Diabetes Remission Programme (DRP) has been developed with guidance from Newcastle University and leading national experts, to support people with Type 2 diabetes achieve remission. Our three-phase approach (Food replacement, Food reintroduction and Sustainability) aligns to the DiRECT model and the NHS England Low Calorie Diet pilot specification, and also incorporates a bespoke world-class behavioural intervention.
Our DRP is designed for both in-person and remote delivery by speciﬁcally trained staff, liaising closely with primary care. Additionally, we can provide a secure platform for communication with primary care and speciﬁcally sourced and discounted meal-replacement products.
The DRP comprises 2 x 90 minute initial group sessions, followed by 18 x 75 minute group sessions and a 20 minute individual call. It is delivered as a ‘closed’ programme to groups of up to 20 people over twelve months.
Coaches attend four days of training and receive extensive supporting resources, including comprehensive distance learning, a manual and a full ‘kitbag’ of resources. Participants receive two comprehensive workbooks, a lifestyle logbook, a recipe booklet, label reader and pedometer.
Building on DiRECT, our Diabetes Remission programme supports people with Type 2 diabetes to achieve remission.
Designed for both in-person and remote delivery, we combine a low-calorie diet with a three-stage behavioural intervention.
Momenta Newcastle offer a fully delivered service, with secure primary care communication.