• Obesity is a chronic condition that impacts greatly upon the development, the progression and the consequences of diabetes.
• Weight management should form an integral part of the management of diabetes, with a strong emphasis on the prevention of obesity.
• The traditional emphasis on achieving pharmacologically driven glycaemic control can make weight loss difficult. Consideration should be given to the provision of a multi-skilled weight management service as part of the frontline therapy in diabetes treatment.
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