Pharmacy Diabetes

DPR-session-1-summary & conclusion

  • Rates of overweight and obesity are increasing around the world
  • Physical inactivity and relatively increased energy consumption are the main drivers
  • Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are two increasingly common consequences
  • Losing 5-7% of initial body weight will prevent > 1 in 2 with pre-diabetes from developing type 2
  • Losing 10-15% of initial body weight will put > 1 in 2 people with type 2 into remission
  • The greater the weight loss, the better the odds
  • Very low energy diets are most commonly used in clinical trials followed by stepped food re-introduction
  • VLEDs produce 1.2 kg – 3.2 kg weight loss per week and produce significantly more weight loss at 2 years compared to other weight reduction diets