Jun 09, 2023
Jun 08, 2024
There is an urgent need for effective intervention by healthcare professionals (HCPs) to address the twin epidemics of Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity. Tune into the Diabesity Dialogues vodcast, where renowned physicians, Dr. Robert Kushner, MD, and Dr. Jamy Ard, MD, provide valuable insights on treatment initiation, intensification, and the effective management of diabesity in the presence of other comorbidities. Hear how our esteemed hosts harness the power of social media and discuss the latest information on GLP-1 receptor agonists (RA) and dual GIP/GLP-1 RAs and dispel potential misinformation. In this special feature, tune into patient voices from social media and learn practical tips to enhance patient-centered care and be at the forefront of transformative practices. Don't miss this opportunity to join this cutting-edge conversation.
Ep 1: Benefits Associated with Early Treatment Initiation and Intensification
In this episode, join our esteemed faculty experts as they shed light on the expanding role of primary care physicians in providing comprehensive care to patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Gain valuable insights into best practices for monitoring glucose control and discover how our experts initiate crucial conversations with patients at the time of diagnosis and treatment initiation. Listen to personal stories shared by individuals living with T2D and hear our expert faculty provide practical tips on starting the conversation through actionable advice to optimize patient care.
Ep 2: Twin Epidemics: Prioritization of Obesity as a Treatment Target in T2D
In this episode, join our esteemed faculty experts as they highlight the significance of prioritizing obesity as a treatment target in the management and care of Type 2 diabetes (T2D), delve into the latest clinical evidence surrounding new and emerging pharmacotherapies for weight management, and T2D treatment, and offer practical tips on continuing the conversation by dispelling misconceptions about novel treatments.
Ep 3: It Takes a Village: The Need for Effective Management of T2D and Comorbid Conditions
In this episode, join our esteemed faculty experts as they delve into the realm of effective Type 2 diabetes (T2D) management and comorbidity care and provide strategies to mitigate side effects associated with new and emerging treatments, to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Learn the art of collaborative goal-setting with patients by hearing their personal stories. In addition, faculty experts will provide practical approaches and valuable advice in fostering interprofessional teams to continue the conversation.
Ep 4: Individualizing Care in T2D: Utilizing Patient-reported Outcomes and Shared Decision-Making
In this final episode, join our esteemed faculty experts as they delve into the art of individualizing treatments through shared decision-making. Join us as we explore the importance of considering patient preferences, goals, and values in order to enhance patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment plans. Listen to real-life patient experiences shared through social media and expert faculty provide invaluable advice on evolving the conversation towards a patient-centric approach to T2D and obesity care.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert Kushner, MD is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago, IL, USA. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, he went on to complete a postgraduate fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Biology from the University of Chicago, IL, USA. Dr. Kushner is past President of The Obesity Society, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS), and a founder and first Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). Dr. Kushner has authored over 250 original articles, reviews, books and book chapters covering medical nutrition, medical nutrition education and obesity, and is an internationally recognised expert on the care of patients with overweight or obesity issues. He is author/editor of multiple books; current books include Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery (CRC Press, 2015), Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice (Springer, 2016), Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center (Springer, 2020), Six Factors to Fit – Weight Loss that Works for You! (Eat Right Press, 2020), and Primary Care: Evaluation and Management of Obesity (Wolters Kluwer, 2022).
This activity is intended for primary care physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists who treat individuals with obesity throughout the US.
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DIABESITY DIALOGUE 1: Benefits Associated with Early Treatment Initiation and Intensification
DIABESITY DIALOGUE 2: Twin Epidemics: Prioritization of Obesity as a treatment target in T2D
DIABESITY DIALOGUE 3: It Takes a Village: The Need for effective management of T2D and Comorbid conditions
DIABESITY DIALOGUE 4: Individualizing care in T2D: utilizing patient reported outcomes (PROS) and Shared decision making
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Jamy D. Ard, MD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Prevention
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Co-Director, Weight Management CEnter
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Jamy D. Ard, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim, Intuitive, Lilly, Nestle, Novo Nordisk, UnitedHealth Group, Weight Watchers
Research Grant: Epitomee, KVK Tech, Lilly, Nestle, Weight Watchers
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Robert F. Kushner, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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