Obesity is one of the most common health problems around the globe, yet we are still discovering how and why it affects so many people. According to the CDC, nearly 100 million American adults were obese as of 2015-2016.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in developed countries. But for women, the risk related to cardiovascular disease rises significantly and quickly with the onset of menopause.
A new study investigating bariatric surgery outcomes for obese individuals with diabetes has just been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The results may be shocking to some, but likely not so shocking for bariatric surgeons and their weight loss surgery patients.
Blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels measure how much sugar is circulating in your blood. It’s usually measured by testing your blood using a finger prick, drawing bloodwork, or using a continuous glucose monitor. We always have glucose in our bloodstream as it is the body’s main source of energy.
When it’s hot outside and you don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the house, salad can be a great option for some. Salads can be a great choice for bariatric patients as well as those with type 2 diabetes because they can fill you up with ingredients that are both healthy and low in carbohydrates, which is ideal for weight loss.
People with diabetes are prone to impaired circulation and nerve problems. This can put them at higher risk for ulcers that can eventually lead to amputation. While this can happen to any extremity, the most common are foot or leg ulcers.
Research has shown a link between diabetes and cancer, prompting a further study into the subject. A large scale study based out of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in China has published their findings.
Insulin sensitivity is how sensitive a person’s body is to insulin. Ideally, you want your body to be highly sensitive to insulin, meaning your body responds quickly, appropriately, and efficiently when it senses insulin is released. Insulin takes carbohydrates into cells to be used for fuel.
People with diabetes often feel like their diet is restrictive, or like they are told what they can’t eat or that they can’t eat things that taste good. Enter this twist on a Cobb Salad and you have a fresh, restaurant quality meal that will not leave you feeling like you’ve been cheated. Though you may feel like you are cheating.
Mini Meatloaves in Muffin Molds: Perfect for Those with Diabetes and After Bariatric Surgery. Two things weight loss surgery patients need to focus on after their gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery are portion control and protein. These mini meatloaves got you covered on both!