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Treating obesity as a disease

Doctors have long been reluctant to

treat obesity as a disease, arguing

that if the element of personal

responsibility is removed, people are

inclined to view their weight gain as

something they can do nothing about,

rather than pro-actively trying to

diet. Now Novo Nordisk is launching a

renewed drive to convince doctors to

chance their attitude which coincides

with a drive to raise interest in its

new Wegovy product, an injectable

form of semaglutide - found in

conjunction with diet and exercise,

to produce significant weight loss in

severely obese people. Semaglutide

acts like human glucagon-like

peptide-1 increasing insulin

secretion, and therefore increasing

sugar metabolism.

Novo Nordisk's report Levelling

Up Obesity Care, points out that

obesity affects more than one in four

adults in England and this number

is expected to rise to over one in

three by 2030. Obesity is not just a

chronic, relapsing and progressive

disease, it is also a gateway disease

linked to 200 serious and lifelimiting

health conditions, from

cancer and cardiovascular disease

to T2D and depression. Its impact

on individuals and families is

substantial, and its cost to

society in terms of healthcare

and lost productivity, amounts

to tens of billions.

The report points out that

specialist NHS obesity services

are only available in about

half the areas in the country

and even then people are

reluctant to access them

because of the guilt and

stigma associated with the condition,

meaning they suffer worse ill health

The healthcare professionals who

contributed to the report are calling

for a reformed approach to weight

management services is needed to

A step forward

Novo Nordisk has launched two smart pens in the UK,

the NovoPen® 6 and NovoPen Echo® Plus. This is the

first time that timing and dose measurement will be

automatically recorded by insulin pens. The innovation

offers the possibility of making life easier for thousands

of people who previously had to rely on their memory. It

comes with an app to transfer the data and will also be

good news for doctors who previously had no means of

tracking a link between insulin dose and outcomes, unless

people were very good about keeping a diary.

This report has been developed,

funded and distributed by Novo

Nordisk. The contents of this report

have been endorsed by Obesity UK

and All About Obesity.

ensure patients access the right care,

at the right time.

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