Milestones - DM2

Welcome to Milestones DM2™ – a personalised weight-management programme for people with Type 2 diabetes – recommended by your healthcare professional to help you reach your goals.

Along with many others committed to taking control of their weight and therefore diabetes management, you are about to begin a journey with your healthcare professional to help you lose weight and improve your health.

Welcome To Milestones DM2

What is Milestones DM2?

Milestones DM2 is a personalised weight-management programme for people with Type 2 diabetes using OPTIFAST®, a total diet replacement product that provides adequate amounts of all essential nutrients for the day. In addition, the programme offers patients advice and support from a dedicated dietitian.

The programme, built around total diet replacement for 8–12 weeks, is designed to help you lose weight, which is known to help with your diabetes management.

So how does it work? Split into three phases, Milestones DM2 utilises total diet replacement with OPTIFAST, along with frequent, remote communication, exercise and dietary advice via a mobile app or telephone calls; for those wanting to use the app, you will need a smartphone or tablet.

Starter Pack

A helpful starter pack is available to get you started on your OPTIFAST® weight loss journey. Within your starter pack you will find a box of each flavour; chocolate, strawberry and vanilla shakes and a warming vegetable soup. You will also find a useful shaker to help make up the shakes easily and quickly.

Milestone 2: Reintroducing food

It’s the end of Milestone 1 and you’re well on your way – you’re on track to achieving your weight-loss goals and because of this you are likely to experience changes in your blood sugar levels. With ongoing support from your Milestones DM2 dietitian, plus recipe ideas and healthy eating advice, top tips & tricks for staying on track, you transition back to a manageable, healthy diet over 4 weeks.

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Personalised Coaching

Once you have purchased your voucher and free coaching session you will then be able to choose a suitable package for you. Your dedicated dietitian will talk you through the different options, each one designed to fit around your everyday life.

Contact Us

Call or email our Milestones DM2 customer service team who are ready to take your questions and enrol you onto the programme.

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What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes unable to produce enough insulin or becomes resistant to the insulin it does produce. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use the glucose in your blood to give you energy. In type 2 diabetes, the shortage of insulin, or the body’s resistance to it, results in a build up of glucose in the blood. If not managed properly, this can lead to a range of very serious health conditions affecting your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys.1–3

There are a number of factors that increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, such as age, race, stress and pregnancy. But the single biggest risk factor is being overweight or obese. People with severe obesity are particularly at risk – in fact, almost 90% of people living with the condition are overweight or obese.1–3

Type 2 diabetes can be managed with a healthy diet and increased physical activity, even if you are also taking oral medication and/or insulin.1–3

Useful links

Diabetes UK is a leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes. is a global community and resource for diabetes, research and diabetes education programmes.

The British Obesity Society, a new organisation representing the interests of people both living with, and working, in the field of obesity.

Helping Overcome Obesity Problems (HOOP) UK is a charity dedicated to supporting children and adults struggling with obesity problems to achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Top diabetes apps selected by Dr Partha Kar, NHS England's Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes.

NHS Choices is a comprehensive health information service for the public.

OPTIFAST® Starter Pack

Our starter packs are an excellent way to kick start your weight loss journey. Within your handy starter pack you will receive a voucher for one free coaching session with one of our registered dietitians plus a selection of OPTIFAST® products.



  1. Diabetes UK. Diabetes: The basics. Accessed March 2017.
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  2. Public Health England. Adult obesity and type 2 diabetes. 2014. Accessed March 2017.
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  3. NHS Choices. Type 2 diabetes. 2015. Accessed March 2017.
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