Nutritional intervention can be a powerful tool to improve diabetes management. Weight loss is the most effective treatment of the underlying cause of diabetes, insulin resistance. Participants of this symposium will learn how to apply two evidence based nutritional strategies for diabetes management, a low carbohydrate diet and meal replacements. Abrupt dietary changes and associated weight loss require proactive management of diabetes medications. Participants will learn diabetes medication management strategies to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and limit weight regain.

This session was jointly produced by The Obesity Society (TOS) and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA).


8:00am The Power of Low Carb Nutrition for Diabetes Treatment
Jeff Stanley, MD
8:30am Utilizing Meal Replacements in Diabetes Treatment
Angela Fitch, MD
9:00am Avoiding the Crash and Burn - Managing Diabetes During Weight Loss
Jeffrey Sicat, MD FACE FOMA