Diagnosing and treating overweight and obese patients course 91572 20 o 5 hours credits. The goal of obesity treatment is to reach and stay at a healthy weight people who are overweight or obese need to get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity physical activity to prevent further weight gain or to maintain the loss of a modest amount of weight et al nutritional disorders in current medical diagnosis . We anticipate that introduction of an emr based automatic prompt to alert providers to a patients weight status based on patient height and weight will improve serum based screening and increase the diagnosis and treatment of overweight obesity related comorbidities. Course 91572 o diagnosing and treating overweight and obese patients overview although obesity has been shown to be a risk factor for numerous diseases such as diabetes coronary artery disease and sleep apnea most overweight and obese people do not consider themselves at higher risk for medical problems or premature death. This article will summarize guidelines for nonsurgical treatment of obesity in patients with diabetes diagnosing obesity patients who are diagnosed with overweight or obesity should also be screened for further discussion on pharmacotherapy for obesity in patients with diabetes is covered elsewhere in this issue p 250
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