Chapter 14. Management of Diabesity in Primary Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach

  1. Anthony H. Barnett2,3,4 and
  2. Sudhesh Kumar5
  1. Ian W. Campbell

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741474.ch14

Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

How to Cite

Campbell, I. W. (2009) Management of Diabesity in Primary Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach, in Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition (eds A. H. Barnett and S. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741474.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK

  2. 3

    Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust, UK

  3. 4

    Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Undergraduate Centre, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK

  4. 5

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

Author Information

  1. Park House Medical Centre, 61 Burton Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3DQ UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519813

Online ISBN: 9780470741474

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Keywords:

  • diabesity management in primary care - multidisciplinary approach;
  • obesity prevalence in primary care;
  • early treatment with hypoglycaemic agents;
  • dietary treatment of diabetes;
  • primary care trusts - implemented ‘exercise on prescription’ schemes encouraging people to take up formalized activity;
  • behavioural change - encouraging and facilitating changes in habits;
  • use of medication to aid weight loss in primary care;
  • multidisciplinary approach to disease management in primary care - ideal environment to incorporate management of obesity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prevalence of obesity in primary care

  • Current approach to diabetes care in primary care

  • Early treatment with hypoglycaemic agents

  • Integrating obesity management with diabetes

  • A multidisciplinary approach

  • Dietary treatment of diabetes

  • Clinical assessment

  • Treatment groups

  • Physical activity

  • Behavioural change

  • Use of medication to aid weight loss in primary care

  • Summary

  • References