You may have read the news headline that diabetic patients can try a new soup and shake diet to tackle condition.
We have now received limited information regarding the Diabetes Low Calorie Diet Programme.
We expect the programme to launch in early October, only 500 places will be available across Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes. To put this into context we have 900 + patients on our diabetic register. A minimum of 2 places on the pilot will be available to each practice.
It is a 12 month programme, the first 12 weeks are shakes, soups and bars only, followed by 4 weeks of re-introducing food and 8 months of weight maintenance.
There are multiple eligibility criteria too. As soon as we have more details we will share this with you, but as you can see this is only going to be offered to a small number of patients.