Diabetes: how to manage overweight and obesity in type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Abstract

The prevalence of obesity worldwide continues to increase substantially. Obesity is a chronic disease that can lead to other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A variety of treatment options are available to treat T2DM. With its prevalence increasing, it is essential that healthcare professionals assess how their patients’ current diabetes treatment is being managed to avoid further weight gain in those with overweight or obesity.

Keywords: insulin, medications, obesity, overweight, type 2 diabetes mellitus, weight gain, weight loss.

Citation: Wesling M, D’Souza JJ. Diabetes: how to manage overweight and obesity in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Drugs Context. 2022;11:2021-11-7. https://doi.org/10.7573/dic.2021-11-7

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Copyright: Copyright © 2022 Wesling M, D’Souza JJ. Published by Drugs in Context under Creative Commons License Deed CC BY NC ND 4.0, which allows anyone to copy, distribute and transmit the article provided it is properly attributed in the manner specified below. No commercial use without permission.

Correct attribution: Copyright © 2022 Wesling M, D’Souza JJ. https://doi.org/10.7573/dic.2021-11-7. Published by Drugs in Context under Creative Commons License Deed CC BY NC ND 4.0.

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Correspondence: Jennifer J D’Souza, Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA. Email: jdsouz@midwestern.edu

Provenance: Invited; externally peer reviewed.

Submitted: 19 November 2021; Accepted: 28 March 2022; Publication date: 14 June 2022.

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