Weight Management Program
Obesity affects approximately 70 million Americans. It is a complex metabolic disease that occurs as a result of both our genetic make-up and environmental forces. In simple terms, obesity arises from the consumption of too many calories relative to the amount of energy expended.
As a person's Body Mass Index (BMI) rises above 25, so does the risk of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Determine your BMI with this chart [PDF].
The Weight Management Program at the University of Michigan was created to identify strategies that will result in long-term weight management for obese individuals, utilizing the latest research and clinical strategies. We are dedicated to educating, motivating, and empowering individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Please note: This is a clinical and research program with restricted admittance. Patients must meet certain eligibility criteria. All patients must have a BMI ≥32 kg/m2 with a weight-related health condition (for example, high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes) or a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2. Please use this BMI chart to find your BMI or use a standard BMI calculator found on the Internet.
To apply for this program, please do the following:
1. Review the ORIENTATION to the Weight Management Program:
2. Then take this Self-Assessment QUIZ:
3. Record the confirmation number:
Please record the confirmation number that you receive after you have passed the self-assessment quiz, and provide this to the appointment scheduler to prove that you reviewed the orientation information and passed the quiz.
4. Complete the Initial Evaluation Form and the Questionnaires: