Weight Loss for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

In Australia, around 1 million people have type 2 diabetes, and an estimated 2 million people have prediabetes.

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight is one of the key ways to slow prediabetes or type 2 diabetes from progressing. And you don’t even need to lose a huge amount to see the positive effects either; research shows that losing just 5 percent of your body weight has benefits to your health.

This is where the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet comes in.

Total Wellbeing Diet for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Managing diabetes is hard enough, so our 12 Week Program for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes is designed to make it easy for you to eat better, lose weight, gain back your energy, and improve your blood glucose.

When you sign up, you will gain access to:

  • A scientifically formulated weight loss plan from the CSIRO
  • Easy and delicious high protein, low GI recipes
  • Educational content and special advice on how diet affects blood glucose
  • Useful online tracking tools so you can watch your body change
  • Access to our Android & iOS companion app
  • Simple exercise plans you can do at home
  • A supportive online community to keep you motivated
  • A refund^ of $199 if you adhere to the program

What to expect when you join

The 12 Week Program for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes is a diabetes-friendly weight loss plan that has been created and tested by Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO.

The meal plan includes a balanced amount of low GI carbohydrates that won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar, which means as a diabetic, you can keep carbs in your diet! The diet also includes plenty of veggies, fruit, lean protein, reduced-fat dairy and healthy fats.

By joining our online program, you can improve your eating habits, lose weight, improve your blood glucose and control your hunger.

Member stats showing improvement in type 2 diabetes

Citation: Hendrie & Williams. CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Online: Member Survey. Understanding the health impacts of the program. CSIRO. 2019.

Meet members who improved their diabetes:

Gary turned his health around

Gary's GP diagnosed him with prediabetes and told him to lose weight to avoid type 2 diabetes, reduce his blood pressure and alleviate his sleep apnoea. With the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Gary lost 40 kg* and today he is no longer suffering from prediabetes.

*in 18 months. Individual results may vary.


Chris reduced his medication

"I had been prediabetic, then type 2 diabetic for about three years. I was on the highest doses of oral diabetic medication my doctor could prescribe. [With this program] my blood glucose levels went from 10.4 to 5.6 millimoles per litre in three months and I've had a reduction in my diabetes medication."


Fiona lost 11 kg in 12 weeks

Losing weight saved Fiona’s life

"I am no longer a candidate for diabetes. The knowledge I gained on this program has set me up for continued success. The program was a lifestyle change and one that has been easy to follow and achieve results.” Fiona lost an an incredible 22.5 kg*, which is 23% of her starting body weight.

*in 7 months. Individual results may vary.