Geverifieerd door Massi Fazli

Gecertificeerd Health Communicator & Clinical Dietitian

Are you dreaming of a new path to better health and quality of life, even with type 2 diabetes?

Are you dreaming of a new path to better health and quality of life, even with type 2 diabetes?

Now it is possible with a TDR - the ultimate solution that transforms not only your body but also your life! Experience a groundbreaking approach to controlling type 2 diabetes with TDR.

Research, such as the DiRECT study (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial) from the UK, has shown that a TDR, Total Diet Replacement, which is a full meal replacement of approximately 800 Kcal, is more than just a diet. It's a powerful strategy that can reverse type 2 diabetes and set you on course for a healthier future.

Through a TDR, you not only get a weight loss tool but also a path to improved health and transformation of your lifestyle. By combining the right dietary composition with a calorie deficit, it allows you to take control of your type 2 diabetes.

What is a TDR?

A TDR (Total Diet Replacement) is a type of diet plan that involves consuming significantly fewer calories than usual, typically around 800 calories per day. These diet plans are often used as a short-term intervention for individuals who need to lose weight quickly, such as those with obesity or those preparing for weight loss surgery. A TDR is also known as a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) or a Soup & Shake Diet. 

TDRs usually provide balanced nutrition despite the low calorie intake, ensuring that essential nutrients are still consumed. They typically involve meal replacements such as shakes, soups, bars, or other pre-packaged foods that are carefully formulated to provide necessary vitamins, minerals, and protein while keeping calorie intake very low. This approach helps ensure that individuals on TDRs still receive adequate nutrition despite the reduced calorie intake.

The Effect of Total Diet Replacement/TDR on Diabetes Remission

In the groundbreaking DiRECT study, the effect of a Total Diet Replacement of approximately 800 Kcal on diabetes remission in individuals with type 2 diabetes was examined. The study involved participants who followed the plan for 12 weeks, replacing regular meals with low-calorie products such as shakes and soups. The results were remarkable.

The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme is based on this research. It is a collaboration between NHS England and Diabetes UK and offers a similar approach to individuals with type 2 diabetes and overweight. The program lasted for 12 weeks and included a low-calorie diet as well as support for lifestyle changes.

Results from the DiRECT study and the implementation of this program show that nearly half of the participants achieved remission of their type 2 diabetes after one year. A quarter even lost 15 kg or more, and of these, 86% achieved remission of their type 2 diabetes.

Why is diet so crucial when living with type 2 diabetes?

It's simple: diet plays a crucial role in the effective treatment and prevention of potentially serious complications associated with diabetes.

Untreated, high blood sugar levels can lead to a range of health problems, including damage to the nervous system, kidney disease, vision loss, and cardiovascular disease. In the worst cases, it can even result in severe foot ulcers requiring amputation.

A Total Diet Replacement a dietary strategy that swaps regular meals for nutritionally complete, low-calorie alternatives. By following this approach, you can ensure that your body receives all the essential nutrients while achieving the necessary calorie deficit for weight loss.

This approach can be crucial for stabilizing blood sugar levels and improving the body's response to insulin. Therefore, the importance of diet cannot be underestimated.

It forms the core of the success behind full meal replacement as an effective strategy for treating diabetes and weight loss. Following an appropriate diet involves not only counting calories but also choosing the right foods that support healthy blood sugar control and overall health improvement.

In addition to the health benefits, full meal replacement also brings significant economic advantages.

Choosing a Total Diet Replacement is not only a step towards improved health, but also a wise investment in the economy. By embracing full meal replacement, we open the door to long-term savings, both for the individual and for society as a whole.

The Diabetes Association estimates that effective diabetes treatment requires a holistic approach. With around 370,000 Danes living with diabetes, of which 100,000 are not even aware of it, Denmark faces one of the most prevalent chronic diseases. The annual costs amount to around 31.8 billion DKK for society, including treatment, care, and lost productivity. Without effective measures, the number of Danes with type 2 diabetes is expected to rise to 430,000 by 2030.

This increase will lead to more complications such as heart, vision, and kidney problems, as well as amputations, which both disable the individual and pose a significant economic burden. Already, a quarter of diabetes patients suffer from complications and account for almost 60% of the total costs.

A Total Diet Replacement can help reduce medical expenses and treatments related to diabetes, resulting in fewer doctor visits, hospitalizations, and less need for medication - and thus economic savings. But it's not just about money. A TDR can also improve the quality of life and productivity for those living with diabetes, leading to fewer missed workdays and more time for what really matters.

By offering early intervention and effective treatment options, we can potentially improve the quality of life for people with type 2 diabetes and reduce the burden on the healthcare system. As WHO sheds light on diabetes and its growing global prevalence, it is time to act and intensify the prevention and treatment of this public health problem. WHO's global report on diabetes shows that the number of adults with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, and now we are facing a world with 422 million adults living with the disease.

Let these numbers motivate us to take action, not to fear.



  1. Remission of type 2 diabetes: always more questions, but enough answers for action
  2. Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme
  4. 40 millioner udbetaling i erstatning efter fedmeoperationer
  5. Global rapport on Diabetes
  6. The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Pathway to Remision Programme (formally LCD) delivered by Oviva
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