Weight loss that works for diabetes
Living with diabetes can be challenging—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our Diabetes-Tailored Plan can help your population take on the challenge and live healthier lives.
Based on a 6-month multicenter study demonstrating significant changes in weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, waist circumference, diabetes distress, and quality of life. Apolzan JW et al. A Scalable, Virtual Weight Management Program Tailored for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effects on Glycemic Control. Nutrition & Diabetes. Accepted. 2023. Study funded by WW International, Inc.
1 The Facts, Stats and Impacts of Diabetes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022.
Take on population health
Our #1 doctor-recommended weight-loss program3 delivers benefits for your population and your organization.
Lifestyle therapy and behavior change play a vital role even for patients using medications. That’s where we come in. We provide the foundation for healthy weight loss.
Our Diabetes-Tailored Plan is easily accessible through our Premium and Core membership options, empowering members so they feel confident making changes.
Partnering with WeightWatchers helps your organization:
- improve health outcomes
- optimize engagement across your population
- achieve measurable results related to high-cost, high-impact conditions
2 Economic costs of diabetes in the US in 2017. Diabetes Care. 2018; 41:917–928.
3 Based on a 2020 IQVIA survey of 14,000 doctors who recommend weight-loss programs to patients.
The results speak for themselves
Developed by nutrition and behavioral experts, our Diabetes-Tailored Plan is backed by a multi-center clinical trial. For six months, members living with diabetes followed the Diabetes-Tailored Plan.
Here are the results*:
We make living with diabetes easier*
You can’t talk about diabetes without talking about weight. Science shows that even modest weight loss — 5% of body weight — can help ease insulin resistance. (It also reduces the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions.)†
WeightWatchers understands the intersection of diabetes and weight loss.
Tailored to take diabetes into account, our program helps members lose weight and lower their blood sugar levels* – and discover a supportive community in the process.
*Based on a 6-month multicenter study demonstrating significant changes in weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, waist circumference, diabetes distress, and quality of life. Apolzan JW et al. A Scalable, Virtual Weight Management Program Tailored for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effects on Glycemic Control. Nutrition & Diabetes. Accepted. 2023. Study funded by WW International, Inc.
† ElSayed et al; on behalf of the American Diabetes Association, 8. Obesity and Weight Management for the Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Standards of Care in Diabetes—2023. Diabetes Care 1 January 2023; 46 (Supplement 1): S128–S139.
What makes us different?
This plan is tailored to meet the needs of members living with diabetes. We provide resources and flexibility to help each member make sustainable behavior changes.
Our award-winning app helps members track blood sugar readings and view data over time — in the same place where they log food, activity, sleep, and weight.
Easy access to coaching and our members-only Diabetes Connect group help members feel like they’re part of a community that gets it.
“I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by my physician, suddenly and unexpectedly. I walked in for an annual check-up and walked out with a scary diagnosis.
I wasn’t sure where to start. So, I rejoined my company’s WeightWatchers program. I started using the WW app right away and joined the Living with Diabetes Connect group. It’s comforting to know others in my situation with the same diagnosis and challenges.”
^ People following the WW program can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Get ready to gain from weight loss
Your top questions, answered
Our team includes nutrition and behavioral scientists, registered dieticians, clinical researchers, and more. Together, they help members overcome common weight-loss hurdles — like stress-eating or late-night snacking — while our exclusive Points® system makes nutrition easier. After signing up, members answer a few questions to get a customized plan that’s designed to help them build healthy habits with proven behavior change techniques.
After enrolling in the program, a member simply logs into the WW app and answers a few simple questions. They’re asked to indicate if they’re living with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Based on the responses, members living with diabetes will get a customized nutrition plan with a budget and ZeroPoint® food list, curated specifically for those living with diabetes. The Points® Budget is like a financial budget, but with food — and it’s designed to be flexible.
Members still enjoy all aspects of the WeightWatchers program — like coaching, community and recipes — plus a carefully tailored ZeroPoint® food list selected by our nutrition and diabetes experts. They also have access to a blood sugar tracker, allowing them to see patterns and changes in blood sugar over time.
The regular WeightWatchers program is suitable for members with prediabetes. The Diabetes-Tailored Plan is for people who have been told by their doctor or another healthcare provider that they have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
WeightWatchers isn’t designed for people who are pregnant — therefore, the Diabetes-Tailored Plan is not recommended for members who have gestational diabetes.