Partner with your doctor for an obesity management programme
Obesity is a complex disease but treating it does not have to be. Trained healthcare providers have the knowledge and tools to create a treatment plan that works for you.
Receiving support from different healthcare professionals can be helpful when you try to manage your weight. Want to find one in your area? Select your country from the list below and you'll be taken to your local Novo Nordisk obesity disease awareness site. From there, you can find and contact local weight management providers or a weight management clinic near you. The list will continue to grow, so keep a look out for your country.
Experts agree that obesity is a complex chronic disease with many causes. Everyone living with obesity is unique and needs an obesity care plan (also called an obesity management programme or a weight management programme) just for them. Weight management providers can help you with personalised options to manage weight and treat obesity.
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Your doctor can help you manage weight and obesity. But if you need
more support, you may want to find weight management providers who
could have new ideas or methods to help you manage weight.
Weight management providers (also called a bariatrician or an obesity care provider) specialise in helping people manage weight. They're specially trained to treat obesity and other health conditions related to weight management and obesity. They use scientifically–proven treatments focusing on diet, exercise, changing behaviours, and/or medication when creating treatment plans for people living with obesity.
Lots of people try to manage their weight on their own, but it doesn't have to be that way. Trained healthcare professionals have the knowledge and tools to create a treatment plan that works for you.
If you want support from someone who specialises in caring for people living with obesity, then you may want to see a weight management provider. You can go to weight management providers for help reaching your treatment goals. This can range from losing a certain amount of weight, being healthier, playing with your children, or simply moving more.
This guide can help you take the first steps and start a conversation with a weight management provider.
Weight management providers not only help you manage weight, they can also help you understand obesity as a chronic disease and how it should be approached and treated.
Many things can affect your weight. And so, weight management providers create individual plans that consider your medical needs, preferences, culture, traditions, lifestyle... basically all aspects of you!
Some of the things weight management providers can help with include:.
Learn more about partnering with weight management providers here.
To create a personalised weight management plan or obesity management programme, weight management providers need to have a good understanding of you and your needs.
They will look at things like:
Weight management providers may also ask for other tests to check for health issues related to obesity or that could affect your weight. These can include:
During these visits, be open with your weight management provider about your life, your needs, and your concerns. Ask questions so that you get a good understanding of your weight obesity management programme. Remember: this programme is specifically designed to help you reach your goals.
Check this guide for tips on how to talk to weight management providers about losing weight and treatment options that are right for you.