Breaking down Biases: Fat-Shaming and its Harm on People with Diabetes

Access the on-demand recording along with a CME/CPD accredited activity from our groundbreaking webinar, “Breaking down Biases: Fat-Shaming and its Harm on People with Diabetes“.

In this webinar we will be addressing the critical issue of fat shaming and its detrimental effects on individuals living with diabetes. This session aims to create awareness surrounding biases related to weight and diabetes, exploring the emotional and psychological impact on affected individuals.

Our expert speakers will engage in a discussion about breaking down stereotypes, promoting inclusivity, and fostering a supportive environment for those managing diabetes. Together, let’s challenge societal biases and work towards a more compassionate understanding of the intersection between weight, diabetes, and mental well-being.


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Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, learners will have acquired the following competencies:

  1. Increased Awareness of Emotional Impact: Participants will gain insights into the emotional and psychological repercussions of fat-shaming on individuals managing diabetes. By understanding the depth of these impacts, attendees will be better equipped to contribute to creating empathetic and supportive environments.
  2. Strategies for Challenging Biases: The webinar will empower participants with practical strategies to challenge societal biases and stereotypes related to weight and diabetes. Attendees will leave with actionable insights to promote inclusivity and combat stigmatizing attitudes.
  3. Enhanced Sensitivity in Diabetes Care: This session will foster a heightened sensitivity among healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals towards the mental well-being of those managing diabetes. Participants will develop a more holistic approach to diabetes care that recognizes the intersection of physical and mental health, promoting overall well-being.


  1. Welcome and Introduction by Prof. Moshe Philip (5 minutes)
  2. Unveiling the Impact of Fat-Shaming on Mental Health by Dr. Johanna Brix (20 minutes)
  3. Promoting Inclusivity and Breaking Stereotypes by Prof. Julia Mader (20 minutes)
  4. Q&A Session with all panelists (15 minutes)


Prof. Moshe Phillip
Director of the Institute for Endocrinology and Diabetes National Center·Schneider Children’s Medical Center
Prof. Moshe Phillip, Director of the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, the National Center for Juvenile Diabetes at Schneider Children’s, was awarded the Andrea Prader Lifetime Achievement Prize for Teaching and Research by the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) for his outstanding contribution towards pediatric endocrinology.

Prof. Julia Mader
Associate Professor of Medicine·Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology at Medical University of Graz
Julia Mader is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology at Medical University of Graz and Deputy Head of the Diabetes Outpatient Clinic. She graduated at Medical University of Graz where she also trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. She was Visiting Professor at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland (2016-2017). She leads the Diabetes Technology Research Unit at Medical University of Graz.

Dr. Johanna Brix
Deputy Medical Director of the 1st Medical Department, Head of Diabetes Centre Wienerberg
Dr. Brix is a specialized physician in Internal Medicine, with a focus on delivering comprehensive healthcare services. Operating on a private appointment basis as a chosen physician, she offers structured diabetes care tailored to individual needs. Her expertise encompasses diabetes education and the management of various types of diabetes mellitus, including Type 1 diabetes (with BBIT Therapy and Insulin Pump Therapy), Type 2 diabetes, and Gestational diabetes.

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This education is supported by Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk A/S.

The information and data provided in this program were updated and correct at the time of the program development but may be subject to change.

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US and non-UK HCPs.