Tackling diabesity: weight management issues for people with type 2 diabetes

Rasalam, Roy, Leong, Wen Bun, and Taheri, Shahrad (2016) Tackling diabesity: weight management issues for people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & Primary Care Australia, 1 (4). pp. 121-128.

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Abstract

The World Health Organization has estimated that more than 600 million adults worldwide are now classified as obese, which is defined as a BMI of ≥30 kg/m2. The rising prevalence of obesity has led to a simultaneous increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, and the term “diabesity” has been coined to describe those with type 2 diabetes and obesity. The aim of this review is to describe the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes in Australia and summarise practical aspects of weight management. It will also explore the role of healthcare professionals in weight management and the prevention of the complications of diabesity.

Item ID: 50020
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
Keywords: diabetes, bariatric surgery, diabesity, obesity, weight management
ISSN: 2397-2254
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 00:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 100%
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