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.
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.
Finding delicious and low carbohydrate meals can be difficult for people with obesity and diabetes. Delicious recipes are easy to find, and low carbohydrate recipes are all over the internet. But, recipes that are both delicious AND low in carbohydrates can be a lot trickier to find.
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!
If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (often called adult onset diabetes or T2DM) you’ve probably been told by your doctor, nurse, and dietitian about managing your blood sugar. You’ve been told about eliminating refined sugars, reducing carbohydrates, increasing your fiber, and choosing a diet rich in lean meats, healthy fish, whole grains, heart healthy fats, whole fruits, and lots of vegetables.
As obesity rates hit sky high rates so do our concerns regarding greater resources and ways healthcare professionals can reach out and aid patients with counseling regarding obesity. The website below is just one of many that offers a great deal of resources for various healthcare professionals