Breaking barriers: Leveraging novel therapies and lifestyle interventions for patients with diabetes and obesity

On demand

1 Hour


Diabetes now affects more than 1 in 10 people in the world and the vast majority of them are also considered to be obese.1 While advancements in technologies and therapies have created a wide array of options that can be offered to patients, lifestyle interventions remain paramount in the prevention and management of these conditions.2  This presentation will review evidence-based strategies to support personalized multidisciplinary interventions for patients living with diabetes and obesity.

  • Review current prevalence and association between diabetes and obesity
  • Highlight the evidence of lifestyle vs newer therapies for diabetes and obesity
  • Understand the importance of a personalized approach on the setting of multidisciplinary interventions for patients with diabetes and obesity

Attendees are entitled to ACCENT credits from the ADLM and/or P.A.C.E. credits from the ASCLS.

Point-of-care coordinators, nurses, diabetologists, physicians, endocrinologists, clinicians, patients, providers, and researchers

Dr. Carlos Mendez Portrait

Carlos Mendez, MD, F.A.C.P. 
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin 
Diabetologist, Director Diabetes Program, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology

Dr. Carlos Mendez is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. He is also Diabetes Program Director at Clement J. Zablocki Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. 

Dr. Mendez is originally from Venezuela where he obtained his medical degree. He completed his residency in internal medicine at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois and his fellowship in diabetes at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Before he moved to Wisconsin, he was Diabetes Management Program Director at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York for six years. Dr. Mendez has been deeply involved in academic and research activities, with multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Mendez has also lectured nationally and internationally on the management of diabetes.