Weight loss has long been known to help improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Medical professionals often recommend a weight loss of about 5 to 10% of a person’s body weight to help improve their blood sugar control and hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c), which indicates long-term glucose control.
Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. Much in the same way that the place in Florida they call home varies between Miami, Daytona Beach, Naples, and Jacksonville so does their level of obesity. Patients range from obese to morbidly […]
The rise in prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States over the last four decades is very concerning. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 16 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 19 were overweight in that time period. Parents and pediatricians should take measures to track their […]