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07-17-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

Weight Management in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: a Multidisciplinary Real-world Approach

Current Diabetes Reports

Authors: Osama Hamdy, Sahar Ashrafzadeh, Adham Mottalib

Publisher: Springer US


Purpose of Review

Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are closely linked metabolic diseases. Most individuals with T2D are overweight or obese, which raises their cardiovascular risk. The etiology of both diseases is multifaceted, thus requiring a multidisciplinary approach to control them. This review describes the most effective multidisciplinary approach to weight management in patients with T2D in real-world clinical practice.

Recent Findings

Weight management programs in real-world clinical settings lead to long-term weight loss for up to 5 years.


Multidisciplinary approach to manage obesity and T2D through weight reduction is feasible in real-world clinical practice and is recommended as part of the treatment plan for patients with T2D who are overweight or obese. Recent data demonstrates that multidisciplinary approach to weight management in patients with T2D results in long-term weight loss and is associated with improved cardiovascular risk factors.

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