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Weight management in Type 2 diabetes​

The Optifast® range is a nutritionally complete, low-calorie meal replacement, developed specifically for medically supervised weight loss.

Reducing weight in type 2 diabetes can improve insulin sensitivity1 and healthy eating makes blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol all easier to manage. However, a restricted calorie diet can be tough to sustain long-term and patients need our encouragement if they are going to succeed.

Keeping calorie control simple and safe

Following a structured weight-loss plan helps ensure safe weight reduction,2 and making calorie counting easy can help patients to stay motivated. Optifast® is designed to support the dietary management of type 2 diabetes within a structured weight loss plan:

  • Delicious range of shakes and soups
  • Nutritionally complete
  • 208 kcal per serving

Optifast® is also indicated for weight management in patients who are scheduled to undergo bariatric surgery.

A range of shakes delivering 208 calories per serving; they are nutritionally complete with all the required amounts of macro and micro-nutrients. Available in Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry.


  1. Riccardi G. Clin Nutr 2004; 23(4): 447–56.
  2. NHS 2018. Accessed October 2018.