Does obesity count as a chronic disease?

Would you be confident in building a chronic disease care plan for a patient with obesity and insulin resistance?

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The question of whether obesity and pre-diabetes, either together or alone, meet the criteria for a chronic disease care plan was one of the hot topics at Australian Doctor's cardio-metabolic disease seminar held recently in Sydney.

According to Medicare advice, GPs can claim chronic disease management items provided they meet the criteria for a chronic and complex condition, but Medicare is not clear on whether obesity or pre

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