Being obese or overweight is not only a major risk factor for developing diabetes, but research has shown that it is the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes. Because of this, weight loss and weight management programs are commonly incorporated into patient diabetes management programs.
Did you know that Joslin offers two weight management programs that have been created expressly to address the unique weight-loss and weight-control needs of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
- Why WAIT is a 12-week multidisciplinary program for weight control and intensive diabetes management.
- YOU-Turn is a unique, intensive, seven day weight reduction program to help patients with type 2 diabetes who struggle with weight problems.
These programs are based on clinical research conducted at Joslin and combine the latest insights in weight management and nutrition with Joslin Clinicâ€™s world-leading expertise in diabetes care.
Whether you were diagnosed years ago or just recently, you know that weight reduction and weight management are uniquely critical to your health. With the right nutritional plan and physical activity, you can reduce your need for medication, enjoy better health, experience fewer medical complications and significantly increase the quality of your life.