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Virtual CME Program

Diabesity: Confronting the Dual Epidemic of Diabetes and Obesity

This session will delve into the intersection of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Learners will explore strategies for glycemic and weight management, cardiorenal protection, and cardiovascular risk mitigation, with an emphasis on the latest guidelines for managing T2DM and providing holistic care.


CME/CE Information

0 Credits - Not for CME/CE Credit

Release Date: 5/16/2024

Expiration Date: 7/15/2024

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity and the therapeutic benefits of sustained weight loss on the long-term health risks of both conditions
  • Discuss a holistic integrated approach to the management of T2DM, obesity, and other comorbid conditions
  • Consider recent guideline recommendations for T2DM management, which stratify therapies according to their likelihood of achieving both glycemic and weight loss goals 
  • Examine the evidence for glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for cardiorenal protection in T2DM and obesity 


Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Assistant Dean for Culture & Community Education
Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, CA

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The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP: Consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Diabesity: Confronting the Dual Epidemic of Diabetes and Obesity