Consider using chronic weight-loss medications as adjunctive therapy if lifestyle and behavioral strategies are ineffective.
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Weight-loss drugs are not magic pills, but they can help when used along with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.
Information from a previsit questionnaire lays the foundation for effective and reimbursable counseling and interventions.
Not all cancers are treated the same, and not all patients with diabetes are treated the same. The same should go for patients with obesity.
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The patient also has numerous painful ulcerations on her skin and in her mouth.
The odds are high that practitioners who manage patients with diabetes are also managing patients who are overweight or obese.
The ideal diet is one that achieves the best adherence when tailored to a patient’s preferences, energy needs, and health status.
Exercise is effective, but how do we make it sustainable for patients?
It makes sense to select diabetes medications that do not contribute to weight gain in patients who are already overweight or obese.
The use of antiobesity drugs should be considered in patients who have not achieved adequate responses to lifestyle interventions.