Obesity Management Recommendations Update

Managing Obesity and its complications is one of the strategic imperatives for the governmental authorities in KSA based on the vision 2030, it is mainly based on the high prevalence of Obesity in the Kingdom along with the medical unawareness with regards Obesity and it’s complications. Along with that, there are also a lot of challenges against managing Obesity in KSA since there is a missing platform showing how obesity is managed, lack of a clear guidelines showing how to classify the patients. The Saudi Scientific Diabetes Society (SSDS) has recently signed a strategic partnership with the Saudi Health Council for creating the local guidelines and to ensure the proper education for all HCPs. Based on that situation, it was important to develop local guidelines for Obesity management, describing the profiles of the patients, stages & what kind of support is required in each case and to be published in local journals along with conferences poster abstracts.