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The NEW Diabetes REWIND Programme helping people with diabetes reduce diabetes medicines and even achieve type 2 diabetes remission.

Brent, Ealing, City of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea

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Covid-19 REWIND Update

As you are aware part of the REWIND programme involves face to face group sessions, therefore in light of recent events we are writing to update you regarding our plan for REWIND group delivery with immediate effect going forward. Following Government and NHSE guidelines and having consulted with NWL we have decided on the following approach: -

All users who are currently enrolled on REWIND will continue on their programme but their face to face sessions will now be replaced with remote sessions.

We will communicate this with all users on how to access these.

Any users who do not have a blood pressure monitor should be advised to order this online or from local pharmacies and request their GP practices or local pharmacy to supply a  blood glucose meter for home blood glucose monitoring.  

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

Provider queries – Andrea Coleman-Cooke, ICS’s Service Coordinator for REWIND at


Have you struggled to lose weight in the past? Or maybe you've lost weight and put in back on? 

There is a new programme in North West London to help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight.

Please speak to your GP to be referred to your closest REWIND course.

Diabetes REWIND Programme

NHS North West London Diabetes Transformation programme has been reviewing new evidence and is piloting an exciting new programme called REWIND for people with type 2 diabetes who want to lose weight.

The Diabetes REWIND Programme supports you to lead a healthier lifestyle, reduce diabetes medicines and even achieve type 2 diabetes remission. The programme gives you advice on healthy eating, lifestyle changes and physical activity to help you achieve your goals.

There are nearly 150,000 people with type 2 diabetes in North West London, and 15,000 will get access to this new intensive weight loss support programme. 

How does it work?

The unique one year programme combines regular face-to-face and telephone contacts with online learning to support you in achieving your health goals. You will be fully supported by a team that includes GPs, practice nurses, health coaches, specialist dietitians and exercise specialists.

Research shows that changing your diet and lifestyle can benefit the management of your Type 2 diabetes, therefore our programme includes education and coaching on nutrition, movement and health behaviour change. After your initial assessment, there are two options:

Total diet replacement

12 weeks of a very low-calorie diet of shakes and soups, followed by 12 weeks of gently reintroducing food into your diet, and then 6-months maintaining your new healthy eating lifestyle.

The very low-calorie diet soups and shakes cost as little as £2.25per day (Less than your daily food spend). The products are available from Nualtra and a discount code will be given to purchasing online or over the phone.

This option is only available to those eligible, and this is explained in the frequently asked questions later in this information sheet.

The low carb choice

If you are ineligible for total diet replacement, you can choose the low carb option. This is 12 weeks of learning a new low carbohydrate diet followed by 12 weeks of incorporating your learning into your lifestyle and is completed with a 6-month maintenance phase. This option is available to anyone who is eligible for the programme.


  • The three-staged programme focuses on helping you achieve your health goals that may help put your diabetes into remission
  • Support from your health coach throughout the programme
  • Online programme resources which you can access 24/7 to suit your lifestyle
  • Free group sessions, coaching support and resources throughout the year

How to join

This unique programme is being exclusively offered to patients in North West London. Arrange to talk to your doctor to sign up for the programme.

Programme inclusion criteria

 18 years or older

Type 2 diabetes - Diagnosed less than 12 years ago

On DPP-4, SGLT-2 or GLP-1 medicines

REWIND key facts

10 group sessions

10 phone calls with a health coach

26 online support modules

Regular GP appointments