Table 8.1

Treatment options for overweight and obesity in type 2 diabetes

TreatmentBMI category (kg/m2)
25.0–26.9 (or 23.0–26.9*)27.0–29.930.0–34.9 (or 27.5–32.4*)35.0–39.9 (or 32.5–37.4*)≥40 (or ≥ 37.5*)
Diet, physical activity, and behavioral therapy
Pharmacotherapy
Metabolic surgery
  • * Cutoff points for Asian American individuals.

  • Treatment may be indicated for selected motivated patients.