Diabetes and Weight Loss

Exercise and Diabetes
Exercise and Diabetes

Best for weight loss in diabetics

At LloydsPharmacy, we have a range of products to help, as well as instore experts who can give you advice on how to lose weight safely and offer ongoing support. Discover online or in store which one is right for you.

Can total meal replacement plans really help?

If you replace your meals with a nutritionally-complete liquid formula for 12 weeks, you’ll be cutting your calorie intake to just 800-1200kcals per day. Tests have shown this is effective for weight loss in those with type 2 diabetes leading to an average weight loss of 15Kg (33lbs) with food re-introduced after the 12 weeks. What’s more, nearly half of patients went into remission from their symptoms as a result*.

Best for those eating a lower calorie and fat diet who want a weight loss boost:

Alli Capsules 84 pack

Alli Capsules 84 pack

For every two pounds you lose, Alli helps you lose a further pound. You must be 18 or over with a BMI (body mass index) of 28 or above. Ask in store about finding out your BMI.


Best for those who need help reducing their calorie intake:

XLS Medical Max Strength

XLS Medical Max Strength 40 tablets

It’s clinically proven, and contains ClavitanolTM , a patented natural substance that reduces the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates, sugar and fat into calories.


Best for those who want to know what their DNA says about managing their weight:

myDNA Weight Management

myDNA Weight Management

The answer’s in your DNA. All you need to do is take a swab of the inside of your cheek. Then register your kit online and send your swab in the post. myDNA will provide you with advice to help you make more informed health and lifestyle choices. Once your report is ready you’ll receive an email, and then the report is available to access online whenever you need it. myDNA provides advice to help you make more informed health and lifestyle choices for the long term, as the test results show you how your body responds to certain deits and forms of exercise.


Looking for guidance on the recommended diet for diabetics?

We've put together a food guide of portion sizes, recipe ideas and "food watch outs" to help you make healthy eating choices.

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*46% of participants. Source: Leicester Diabetes Centre reference Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT) Lean ME, Leslie WS, Barnes AC et al