Comprehensive approach in the management of patients with diabesity

Authors: Ľubomíra Fábryová
Authors‘ workplace: Metabol KLINIK s. r. o., Bratislava – Ambulancia pre diabetológiu, poruchy látkovej premeny a výživy, Špecializovaná lipidologická ambulancia, MED PED centrum
Published in: Forum Diab 2018; 7(1): 23-33


Obesity is currently a global epidemic (pandemic) and the most common metabolic disorder affecting not only adults but also children and adolescents worldwide. Together with the increase in obesity, the number of type 2 diabetic patients is increasing, and we are talking about diabesity, which is becoming a real problem in our clinical practice. Weight reduction leads to significant improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors in obese type 2 diabetics. The current recommendations for the treatment of obese diabetic patients call for complex personalized medicine: the combination of non-pharmacological treatment (diet, physical activity, behavioral therapy), medication treatment (antidiabetic drugs, antiobesity drugs), but in the indicated cases also bariatric/metabolic surgery.

Key words:
antidiabetics, antiobesity therapy, bariatric/metabolic surgery, diabesity, no­n-pharmacological therapy obesity, overweight

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