Table 8.1

Treatment options for overweight and obesity in type 2 diabetes

BMI category (kg/m2)
Treatment25.0–26.9 (or 23.0–24.9*)27.0–29.9 (or 25.0–27.4*)≥30.0 (or ≥27.5*)
Diet, physical activity, and behavioral therapy
Pharmacotherapy
Metabolic surgery
  • * Recommended cut points for Asian American individuals (expert opinion).

  • Treatment may be indicated for select motivated patients.