Why am I on Milestones DM2?
Because you are committed to taking control of your weight and therefore diabetes management, as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Weight management is an integral part of diabetes care. Even a small reduction in bodyweight can have beneficial effects on your risk of developing complications associated with type 2 diabetes.
At present, you may be taking one or more types of oral medication to manage your diabetes, possibly insulin as well. While these may be helping your blood glucose level, few will be addressing one of the key drivers of your diabetes: your bodyweight. Reducing this will help to improve your overall health and wellbeing, and diabetes management. As you lose weight on the programme, your medications, including insulin, may be adjusted accordingly by your healthcare professional.
With Milestones DM2, we support you on your weight-loss journey to help improve your diabetes management using total diet replacement, with frequent, ongoing support and communication with your dedicated dietitian and diabetes specialist nurse.
Milestones DM2 is a positive step towards taking control of your weight and therefore diabetes management, helping to improve your future health.
What's on the menu?
OPTIFAST is a total diet replacement product, providing all essential nutrients for the day, developed specifically for medically supervised weight loss. Currently available as three easy-to-prepare shakes (chocolate, strawberry or vanilla), or a vegetable soup. Each OPTIFAST sachet provides approximately 200 kcal per serving.
Discover more on the OPTIFAST range, along with preparation instructions, how to order more, and a full breakdown of the nutritional information.
Don't be too hard on yourself!
Remember there’s no quick fix to losing weight. The reality is that there will be challenges along the way – times when we return to previous eating and activity habits. What’s key, though, is to learn and put into practice the right skills so you’re ready and prepared when these challenges occur. An important part of this is to identify situations that might be 'high risk', such as eating out or a friend's birthday, and prepare a plan to deal with these situations.
Your dietitian will support you in developing techniques to make this new lifestyle an enjoyable way of life.
We all need a bit of help and direction, so you will be provided with supporting information sheets by your dietitian during the programme on various topics such as ‘how to deal with lapses’, ‘managing social situations’, ‘understanding portion sizes’ and ‘getting active’.