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Wilding J. Managing patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Practitioner 2015;259(1778):25-28

Managing patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity

22 Jan 2015Pais-up subscribers

Diabetes risk increases exponentially with increasing BMI particularly if fat accumulates centrally and/or in the skeletal muscle, liver and other organs such as the pancreas. Those with diabetes and co-existing obesity, particularly if it is severe, are also at risk of other obesity-related conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnoea, joint pain, many cancers and depression. Supporting patients to lose weight should be considered a key goal of diabetes care for all overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

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