Nice | Obesity; consider early referral

16th April 2015 by Louise Hudman

Nice | Obesity; consider early referral

This updated guideline from NICE looks at obesity. The big changes from the 2006 guideline have been well publicised in the news and mainly advise that referral for bariatric surgery be considered at a lower BMI to previously, especially where the patient has new onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

Most of the rest of the guideline isn’t significantly different, but I am summarising the main points below.

How to assess someone who is overweight

Children – use age / sex adjusted charts to work out the significance of their BMI. Charts can be accessed here.

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