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.
"Eat your vegetables" is something you probably hear in your sleep. Between your doctor, dietitian, endocrinologist, and bariatric surgeon you probably have heard that adage a hundred times. And it’s true, you should eat your vegetables. They are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which are all great for diabetics. But, some vegetables could actually be causing spikes in your blood sugar.
If you have diabetes, no doubt you know the importance of your blood sugar numbers. Whether your blood sugar levels are high or low or somewhere in between, they are all important. But, do you know about your Hemoglobin A1C number?
A joint study between University of Arizona and University of Southern California used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look at how the brain responds to choosing a smaller portion with a reward compared to choosing the full portion without a reward. The findings offer insight into why people overeat and how they can be just […]
Industry experts are predicting kohlrabi to take over as the new “It” vegetable. Kohlrabi is a low calorie vegetable that is nutrient dense, which puts it in a great position to be incorporated into a post surgical bariatric diet for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. While we wait to see is this […]
For those lap band or gastric sleeve patients who are in the pureed food stage after their bariatric surgery, pudding can be a good choice of food to incorporate into their diet as it provides more vitamins, minerals, and protein than a gelatin product. This recipe could be incorporated easily into the pureed food stage […]
For bariatric patients new to the gym or just starting to incorporate workout classes into their weight loss regime, hearing foreign workout lingo can be a natural repellant. In this Focus on Fitness, we look to dispel some stress and anxiety people have about trying a new fitness class by explaining what a Spinning class […]
September 23 is the first day of fall. For northerners, it means sweater weather and the beauty of fall foliage. But for Floridians, fall doesn’t quite take on the same meaning. While small changes in the weather in September can be almost imperceptible at first, October and November bring larger changes. Fall in Florida does […]
Just as many people will not try a food without knowing what it is, many people are not likely to try a fitness class without knowing what it is. You may have seen Barre classes or studios popping up around you but been too hesitant to try without knowing what it entails. As exercise is […]
Smartphones are useful, we aren’t denying it. They are crucial in emergencies, great for uncovering information, help us connect with friends and family, function as a flashlight, tell us the time, provide an alarm in the morning, and serve as a camera in addition to functioning as an actual phone. But, a recent study calculated […]