You’ve seen it too….
With the goal of losing weight, patients will try endless efforts and gimmicks. As providers, we have explained the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. These conversations can lead to frustrations, for everyone involved.
Studies show a 5-7% weight loss with behavior changes (a mere 10-15 pounds for a 200-pound person). Often weight loss efforts lead to weight cycling, which carries documented health risks and often leads to higher than initial weights. In the past there have been a lot of assumptions about the cause of weight being more behavioral. Newer evidence supports a more genetic, environmental, and biologic relationship with weight.
However, many healthcare providers continue to recommend behavior changes for weight loss, despite documented research showing not only poor success with those tactics but great harm including weight stigma, decreased utilization or delay in medical care, repeated weight loss and regain/weight cycling, reduced self-esteem/motivation, eating disorders, stress, and depression. All of which have been shown to contribute negatively to overall health.
The seriousness of this situation has led both patients and providers to look at pharmacological interventions to manage weight. These options have significant cost and risk that need to be carefully considered against the potential benefits. You have an incredible opportunity to learn from Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC, as she breaks down the very latest evidence supported weight loss medication options.
Imagine being able to support the lasting weight loss outcomes you’ve been hoping patients would experience! Sign up today!
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC, has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist for over 20 years managing both impatient and outpatient care for patients with diabetes. She has managed several hospital ADA-recognized diabetes education programs, is a Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with specialty in endocrinology and has a certification in wound care.
Laurie is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and past president of her local chapter. She is a certified insulin pump trainer and has published articles on use of insulin pumps for hospitalized patients. Her practical patient experiences, supported by clinical knowledge, provide a blend of information on how to treat diabetes today.
Financial: Laurie Klipfel has an employment relationship with the VA-St. Louis. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Laurie Klipfel has no relevant non-financial relationships.
For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.
Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
Current Non-Pharmacological Options
Motivational techniques to maintain healthy habits and avoiding fads
Pharmacological Options for Weight Loss
Older Medications Taken Off the Market Due to Complications
FDA Approved Medications for Weight Loss (Effectiveness, Dosage, Side Effects, Warnings, Cost)
Medications Approved for Short Term Use Only (12 weeks)
Medications Used Off Label for Weight Loss
“Food Supplements” Not Under FDA Guidelines
Potential Mechanisms of Action for Future Medications
Medications Used for Other Conditions that Affect Weight
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