At the Intersection of Diabetes and Obesity is a 5-part obesity education series with practical information and resources designed to support obesity management among diabetes educators. The modules are based on current Canadian Guidelines for obesity and diabetes management and utilize the latest advances in e-learning design to introduce approaches that you can start using immediately with your patients living with diabetes and obesity.
- Review the prevalence of prediabetes, diabetes and obesity and their current infrastructures for care in Canada.
- Explore the physiological intersectionality of diabetes and obesity.
- Reflect on the impact of obesity management on the development and progression of diabetes.
- Further explore the pathophysiology of obesity as a real chronic disease that is heavily influenced by genetics, hormones, the central nervous system, and our environment.
- Recognize that treatment exists for obesity and review the behavioural and pharmacological recommendations for the treatment of obesity and how they intersect with the treatment of diabetes.
- Gain insight into how the treatment of obesity can delay the onset of diabetes and further improve diabetes care—reflecting on the lessons learned from an obesity expert.
- Gain insight into how the treatment of diabetes can be enhanced by incorporating the science and treatment of obesity—reflecting on the experience of an endocrinologist.
- Review the 2020 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes and uncover how these recommendations support the management of obesity.
- Learn about what resources are available to support the integration of obesity and its management in the Diabetes Education Centre setting.
Module 4 – Case Studies
- Define internalized weight bias and utilize respectful communication styles to mitigate weight bias & stigma.
- Evaluate outcomes in diabetes prevention trials associated with lifestyle modifications.
- Implement best treatment practices for diabetes and obesity management based on current clinical practice guidelines.
Dr. David Macklin, MD
David A. Macklin is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and a University of Toronto trained family physician. David has committed his career to the prevention and treatment of obesity; has for 16 years directed multidisciplinary, evidence based – behavioural weight management programs. He is the Medical Director of the Weight Management Program at the Medcan Clinic. He is also the Medical Director the Weight Management Program at the Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital High Risk/Special Pregnancy BMI unit. He is a Science Committee member at Obesity Canada (OC). David is a co-author of the Canadian Action Study. David is also a co-author of the Behavioural Treatment Chapter in 2020 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of Obesity in adults.