Table 7.1

Treatment for overweight and obesity in type 2 diabetes

BMI category (kg/m2)
Treatment23.0* or 25.0–26.927.0–29.927.5* or 30.0–34.935.0–39.9≥40
Diet, physical activity, and behavioral therapy
Pharmacotherapy
Metabolic surgery
  • * Cutoff points for Asian American individuals.

  • Treatment may be indicated for selected motivated patients.