Obesity: Investigations and Monitoring


NICE do not recommend annual testing for Type 2 Diabetes in obesity. However we consider that this is appropriate for obese patients with hypertension as they are at increased risk of diabetes.

Adult weight management pathway for referral

Out of scope

Because of a lack of evidence we do not recommend routinely screening for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Related Clinical Referral Guidelines


Annually for patients who also have hypertension

  • Blood - HbA1C

Supporting Information


Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults. NICE guidelines [CG189]. Published: November 2014

Pathway Group

This guideline has been signed off by the Pathology Optimisation Clinical Group on behalf of NEW Devon CCG.

Publication date: April 2017


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