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Obesity and Diabetes

Guidance for Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

Obesity and Diabetes

Diabetes care and education specialists have many opportunities to assist people who have diabetes and are overweight or obese, including implementing lifestyle changes and exploring medication options. Read ADCES’ practice paper on co-conditions to learn more about addressing obesity in your clients and patients.








Handouts for People with Diabetes

ADCES has developed a printable resources in English and Spanish for people with diabetes on the top five tips to manage weight loss. 


Latest Obesity Rates

The State of Obesity

In September 2018, the CDC released its obesity prevalence maps for 2017 based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) state- and territory-specific data. Accompanying this data is the release of the 15th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health, along with an accompanying interactive website.



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