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

Wen Bun Leong, Shahrad Taheri

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The World Health Organization has estimated that more than 1.4 billion adults worldwide are now classified as obese, which is defined as a body mass index 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 the UK 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-182
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diabesity
  • Weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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