Improving Clinician-Patient Collaboration Managing Obesity: A Patient with Diabetes Who Would Benefit from Weight Loss

Primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses

Activity Information

Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date: October 01, 2019
Expiration Date: October 01, 2020


Ken Fujioka, MD
Director, Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center
Scripps Clinic, Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
San Diego, CA

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Director, National Center for Weight and Wellness
Medical Director, Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Chair, Clinical Committee, The Obesity Society
Washington, DC


  1. Describe the impact of excess weight on morbidity and mortality, particularly its effects on metabolic disease and other comorbidities     
  2. Discuss how to address barriers to obesity treatment
  3. Select at least two barriers to effective management of obesity in the clinical setting and describe strategies to overcome them     
  4. Summarize the current guidelines for obesity management, including lifestyle interventions and pharmacologic therapy
  5. Identify the components of a multispecialty approach to obesity management.


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Purdue University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Dr. Fujioka discloses the following:
Consultant: Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Eisai, Gelesis, Janssen Global Services, KVK-tech, Novo Nordisk, Sunovion

Grants/research support: Eisai
Speakers bureau: Novo Nordisk
Dr. Kahan discloses the following:
Consultant: Amgen, Bausch, Biologix, Novo Nordisk, Orexigen, Vivus

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

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