The Benefits of Receiving Patient-Centered Care
Updated: Mar 16, 2019
Being overweight dramatically increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as many other medical illnesses. If you have type 2 diabetes, losing weight can decrease your dependence on diabetes medicine, and if you are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, weight loss can reduce your chances of developing it. Your medical provider can help you achieve weight loss success by helping you find a plan that works and by identifying underlying conditions that could be leading to weight gain. Your provider can also help you lose weight with prescription-strength appetite suppressants and other treatments that are only available as part of a medical weight loss program.