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Special Edition: A Focus on Obesity

Funding support for “A Focus on Obesity” is jointly provided by Lilly and Novo Nordisk.

 

In this special podcast series on obesity, Neil Skolnik, MD, and Sara Wettergreen, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, meet with the foremost experts in the world on obesity research, medicine, and treatment to discuss a wide array of topics related to the effective management of overweight and obesity. "A Focus on Obesity" is a collaborative project of the American Diabetes Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. The series presents seven total podcast episodes that delve deep into the multifaceted nature of obesity, treating it not just as a lifestyle issue but as a complex, chronic disease requiring a nuanced approach to management.

Four of the seven episodes will be presented via Diabetes Core Update, ADA’s podcast for primary care. These episodes will cover topics of interest for family physicians, primary care clinicians, and other health care professionals, including the latest research, clinical strategies, and interdisciplinary approaches to treating obesity. The other three episodes will be presented via Diabetes Day by Day; ADA’s podcast for people with diabetes and their caregivers. These episodes will focus on practical guidance and strategies to empower people with obesity with the knowledge and tools to actively participate in their treatment plan. The combined seven-episode program will be presented between February and June 2024. Thank you for listening!

Listen to each episode by clicking on the podcast players below or by freely subscribing to Diabetes Core Update and Diabetes Day by Day via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your preferred podcast platform.

 

 

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Total Time: 35:41 | File Size: 49.0 MB

Episode Notes

In this enlightening episode of Diabetes Day by Day, hosts Dr. Neil Skolnik and Dr. Sara Wettergreen engage in a profound discussion on the topic of obesity, a pressing health issue that has seen a dramatic increase over the past 50 years. They are joined by Dr. Margarita McDonald, an obesity medical specialist, along with her patient, Tamika Holland, who shares her personal journey with obesity.

This episode sheds light on the critical issue of obesity, offering both professional insights and personal experiences to foster a deeper understanding of the disease. By exploring the medical, psychological, and environmental aspects of obesity, Neil, Sara, Margarita, and Tamika provide a comprehensive overview that aims to inform, inspire, and encourage positive change in the way we view and care for obesity.

The Focus on Obesity series is a collaborative project of the American Diabetes Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. The entire program will comprise a total of seven episodes: three episodes of Diabetes Day by Day, which will be tailored for people with overweight or obesity and their caregivers; and four episodes of its sister podcast, Diabetes Core Update, which will cover topics of interest for family physicians, primary care clinicians, and other health care professionals. The combined seven-episode program will be released between February and June 2024 and can be freely accessed at https://diabetesjournals.org/journals/pages/podcasts_obesity.

Funding support for the “Focus on Obesity” series is jointly provided by Lilly and Novo Nordisk.

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, MD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA

Sara Wettergreen, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, UCHealth Lone Tree Primary Care, Aurora, CO

Margarita McDonald, MD, Bariatrician and Medical Director, Bariatric Medicine Institute, Flourtown, PA

Tamika Holland, Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Abington, PA

Do you have questions or comments you’d like to share with Neil and Sara? Leave a message at (703) 755-7288. Thank you for listening, and don’t forget to “follow” Diabetes Day by Day!

 

 

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Total Time: 38:16 | File Size: 52.9 MB

Episode Notes

In this special series on obesity, our host, Dr. Neil Skolnik, discusses the obesity epidemic with some of the foremost experts in the world. In Part 1 of the series, Dr. Skolnik is joined by Drs. Deborah Horn, Margot Savoy, and Walter Willet. Together, they discuss the epidemiology of obesity, social disparities with regard to obesity, obesity as a chronic disease, the consequences of obesity, and some of the reasons that the prevalence of obesity has increased over the last 50 years. In addition, they discuss possible approaches to measuring obesity and how to evaluate patients for obesity.

The Focus on Obesity series is a collaborative project of the American Diabetes Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. The entire program will comprise a total of seven episodes: four episodes of Diabetes Core Update, which will cover topics of interest for family physicians, primary care clinicians, and other health care professionals; as well as three episodes of its sister podcast, Diabetes Day by Day, which will be tailored for people with overweight or obesity and their caregivers. The combined seven-episode program will be released between February and June 2024 and can be freely accessed at https://diabetesjournals.org/journals/pages/podcasts_obesity.

Funding support for the “Focus on Obesity” series is jointly provided by Lilly and Novo Nordisk.

Presented by:

Neil Skolnik, MD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Deborah B. Horn, DO, MPH, Medical Director for the UT Center of Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance; Fellowship Program Director, Allison Family Foundation Fellowship in Clinical Obesity Medicine and Metabolism, McGovern Medical School

Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Senior Vice President, Education, Inclusiveness & Physician Well-being, American Academy of Family Physicians

Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Selected references:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adult obesity facts. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

P. Sumithran et al. Long-term persistence of hormonal adaptations to weight loss. N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1597-1604. https://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1105816

G.A. Colditz et al. Weight gain as a risk factor for clinical diabetes mellitus in women. Ann Intern Med. 1995; 122:4816. https://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-122-7-199504010-00001

P. Koh-Banerjee et al. Changes in body weight and body fat distribution as risk factors for clinical diabetes in US men. Am J Epidemiol. 2004; 159:11509. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwh167

D.P. Guh et al. The incidence of co-morbidities related to obesity and overweight: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health. 2009; 9:88. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-9-88

Diabetes Core Update is a monthly audio podcast devoted to presenting and discussing the latest clinically relevant articles from ADA’s four scholarly journals: Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Previous episodes are available from Diabetes Core Update.

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