Weight management through lifestyle modification for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes: Rationale and strategies - A statement of the American Diabetes Association, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Samuel Klein, Nancy F. Sheard, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Anne Daly, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Karmeen Kulkarni, Nathaniel G. Clark

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In summary, overweight and obesity are strongly linked to the development of type 2 diabetes and can complicate its management. Obesity is also an independent risk factor for hypertension and dyslipidemia as well as cardiovascular disease, which is the major cause of death in those with diabetes. Moderate weight loss improves glycemic control, reduces cardiovascular disease risk, and can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in those with pre-diabetes. Therefore, weight loss is an important therapeutic strategy in all overweight or obese persons who have type 2 diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2067-2073
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes care
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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