Weight Matters: Refocusing Diabetes Care in People with Obesity
PCPs stand on the frontlines of obesity management but often do not optimally provide the comprehensive and long-term care these patients require. Bias toward people with obesity can cloud clinical judgement, and comorbidities can take priority over addressing obesity. This expert-led session focuses on obesity as a serious, chronic illness and acknowledges intrinsic and extrinsic biases that negatively affect clinical judgment and relationships with patients. Clinicians will walk away with evidence-based strategies for obesity treatment that includes lifestyle interventions and long-term use of anti-obesity medications as indicated by recent guidelines. Finally, clinicians will hear about emerging treatment options that will likely expand their armamentarium.
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Jennifer B. Green, MD: Consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly, Bayer, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sanofi/Lexicon. Researcher for Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly, and Roche.
Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP: Speaker for Currax and Paradigm. Advisor for Gelesis. Consultant for Nestle Nutrition.
Moderators and 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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