COMMENTARY: A dietitian-led intervention reduced weight and waist circumference in obese patients with type 2 diabetes

Leiter, Lawrence A.
January 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article reports that a dietitian-led intervention reduced weight and waist circumference in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Prevention Program and the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study showed that lifestyle interventions for patients with impaired glucose tolerance can result in weight loss, dramatically reducing conversion to diabetes. The study is important because it shows that a modestly priced dietitian-led case management intervention can result in substantial weight reduction at 12 months.


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