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Type 2 Diabetes Management

The Counterweight Plus programme was used in the DiRECT clinical trial, the world’s largest ever study of type 2 diabetes remission funded by Diabetes UK. The programme was so successful that it made waves in the medical world and changed the understanding of treatment and management of type 2 diabetes around the world.

 The Counterweight Plus programme was the first weight loss programme to combine meal replacement with behavioural change and dietitian support to help people lose large amounts of weight and maintain their weight loss long term, and prove that type 2 diabetes remission is possible.

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How Counterweight can help you. 

  • Personalised weight loss and type 2 diabetes plan
  • Evidence-based guidance for preventing, managing, and reversing type 2 diabetes
  • Trustworthy, reliable, and evidence-based advice based on the latest scientific research
  • Support of a registered dietitian
  • Expert advice on how to build long-term, healthy habits to sustain remission

Find your programme

Our behavioural change programmes support type 2 diabetes prevention and type 2 diabetes remission.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

For people at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Counterweight is an evidence-based behaviour change programme that focuses on weight loss to prevent and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

An expert dietitian will help you lose weight, improve your blood glucose levels, form new habits, and improve your health to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Remission

For people living with Type 2 Diabetes.

Counterweight uses meal replacements combined with behaviour change to help people lose weight and keep it off long term. Counterweights Type 2 Diabetes Remission Programme achieves substantial weight loss resulting in type 2 diabetes remission for many. 

You will be supported by an expert dietitian to lose weight, improve your blood glucose levels, reduce your medications, and potentially put your type 2 diabetes into remission. For those on insulin, we support insulin reduction and withdrawal. 

The NHS Path To Remission

Type 2 Diabetes Programme

The Counterweight Plus programme was used in the DiRECT clinical trial, funded by Diabetes UK. The programme was so successful that it made waves in the medical world and changed the understanding of treatment and management of type 2 diabetes around the world.

The programme is currently available in the following areas:
> Cornwall Isles of Scilly
> Shropshire, Telford And Wrekin
> North West London
> Suffolk And North East Essex

If you are interested in joining the programe or for more information click below

NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path To Remission Programme

If you are looking to refer a patient then please select your location to find tailored referral information

Cornwall Isles Of ScillyShropshire, Telford And WrekinNorth West LondonSuffolk And North East Essex

How does it work?

Stage 1: Total diet replacement

Enjoy our nutritionally complete, calorie-controlled porridge, soups and shakes, scientifically formulated to help you lose weight quickly and easily. With the support of a dietitian, you will be guided to achieve your personal weight loss and health goals.

Stage 2: Food reintroduction

You will gradually reintroduce food into your diet, while at the same time develop healthier habits. You’ll receive tailored nutrition advice from your dietitian and learn how to plan delicious, healthy meals. You will increase your daily activity, choosing activities that you enjoy and can make time for. You will also learn skills and strategies to help you stay on track. 

Stage 3: Weight loss maintenance

During this stage, you’ll receive long-term support from your dietitian with ongoing tips, recipes, inspiration and motivation. We’ll continue to monitor your progress and arm you with ongoing education and advice about nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management and behaviour change.

Why I should join? The benefits.

The effectiveness of the Counterweight Plus programme has been clinically proven by the DiRECT trial

10kg average weight lost by patients on the Counterweight Plus programme

86% of people who achieved target weight loss put their type 2 diabetes into remission

1 in 2 people moved completely off their diabetes medication

Improve your blood glucose levels

Success stories

"When I started the programme, I was 13½ stone, I’m now 10½ stone. I'm now in remission from type 2 diabetes. It's been the best thing I've ever done; I’ve never looked back." 


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"I’ve lost 4th on the Counterweight programme and more importantly, I’ve been able to maintain the weight loss easily. I’m officially in diabetes remission and I'm off all my medication too!"


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"Counterweight doesn't just focus on weight loss, but also re-introduction of normal food and weight loss maintenance. It is one of the best things I have done for my body in my life."


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"My HbA1c is now down to 40. After 7 months I am still off all my medication for diabetes. I look and feel better, I have a lot more energy and my self-esteem has increased tremendously!" 


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How can I join a Counterweight programme? 

Book a free information call today with a certified dietitian to discuss how the Counterweight programme can help you.

We look forward to hearing from you. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.