The Foundations of Managing Obesity in T2DM

In this webinar, Dr. Ryan and Dr. Green review the basics of management for obesity in T2DM patients, which is lifestyle interventions.  Diet, physical activity, and key studies of lifestyle intervention in patients with T2D are reviewed, as well as the implications of these studies and the holistic approach to weight-management.


  • Diet, physical activity, and behavioral therapy
  • Landmark studies of lifestyle intervention
  • Translation of landmark studies to clinical care
  • Predictors of long-term weight loss
  • Holistic approach to weight-management interventions

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Review the efficacy and safety of lifestyle modifications for the prevention and treatment of obesity in patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Recommend comprehensive treatment strategies, including lifestyle modification and obesity pharmacotherapy, to address overweight and obesity and lower cardiometabolic risk in patients with type 2 diabetes
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Participation
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Donna Ryan, MD (Chair/Moderator)
Professor Emerita
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Dr. Ryan discloses the following: 

Speakers Bureau/Honoraria for non-CME: Novo Nordisk

Consultant/Advisory Board: Altimmune, Amgen, Boeringer Ingelheim, Calibrate, Epitomee, Gila Therapeutics, ifa Celtic, Jansen, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, real appeal (United Health),Roman, Scientific Intake, Wondr Health, Xeno Bioscience, Ysopia

Non-Mutual funds Stock Ownership/Stock options: Stock OPTIONS: Calibrate, Gila Therapeutics, Xeno Bioscience (returned in 2022), Epitomee, Roman and Scientific Intake


Jennifer Green, MD (Faculty) 
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC

Dr. Green discloses the following: 

Grant/Research Support: Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly, Roche

Consultant/Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly, Hawthorne Effect/Omada, Pfizer, NovoNordisk, Sanofi/Lexicon, ICON/Vertex, Anji

0.5 hour

This activity is supported by educational grant provided by Lilly USA, LLC.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.5 contact hour(s) (.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): JA4008162-9999-22-376-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The CMHC planners and others have nothing to disclose.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

During the period November 15, 2022 through December 27, 2023, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, obtain a score of 75% or better on the post-test, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be available for print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact us at

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For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation instructions above. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-6 weeks.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Participation
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