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Download materials to support your conversations with people living with obesity.

Educational Materials

Download materials to support your conversations with people living with obesity.

Obesity and COVID-19

The importance of weight management through the COVID-19 pandemic

These videos examine the relationship between obesity and COVID-19, and highlight the critical value of HCP guidance when it comes to long-term weight management.

The importance of weight management through the COVID-19 pandemic

Deborah Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, examines the relationship between obesity and COVID-19, highlighting the critical value of HCP guidance when it comes to long-term weight management.

Deborah Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, examines the relationship between obesity and COVID-19, highlighting the critical value of HCP guidance when it comes to long-term weight management.

COVID-19 and Obesity: Addressing the Epidemic of Obesity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Rekha Kumar, MD, MS assistant professor of medicine and attending endocrinologist at Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses how obesity has negatively affected COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates and offers insights into the suboptimal vaccine response that is observed in patients with obesity. Dr. Kumar offers practical information for improving HCP-led obesity management with lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, and telehealth.

Dr Rekha Kumar, MD, MS assistant professor of medicine and attending endocrinologist at Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses how obesity has negatively affected COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates and offers insights into the suboptimal vaccine response that is observed in patients with obesity. Dr. Kumar offers practical information for improving HCP-led obesity management with lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, and telehealth.

Weight-loss profile and risk assessment tool

MD Shuffle

Test your knowledge of the relationship between weight, COVID-19, and other respiratory infections through a series of informative quiz cards.

MD Shuffle

Test your knowledge of the relationship between weight, COVID-19, and other respiratory infections through a series of informative quiz cards.

Materials for you

Weight-loss profile and risk assessment tool

Risk Assessment Tool

This external tool will help you determine your patients' risk.

Risk Assessment Tool

This external tool will help you determine your patients' risk.

Materials to watch

A library to give you insights, from starting a conversation to seeing what patients with obesity experience on a daily basis 

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Materials for your patients

Patients with obesity may find it helpful to use these worksheets to begin to understand and manage their weight. You can download and print them for in-office use or email them directly to patients.

You can also direct your patients to Truth About Weight, the site specially created for them. 

Continuing medical education

Continuing medical education (CME) is a crucial part of recognizing and treating obesity as a disease. There are several organizations that offer CME credit in obesity medicine. Their courses can help you learn more about the science of obesity and how to employ science-based clinical techniques to your practice. Many of the professional associations listed below may offer CME/IME.

Obesity specialty resources:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)

Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)

The Obesity Society (TOS)

Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

The obesity-related websites on this page are independently operated and not managed by Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk assumes no responsibility for any information they may provide.

Primary care resources:

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Endocrine Society (ES)

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