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.
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.
At 6 years of follow-up data, bariatric surgical “cures” of type 2 diabetes are holding steady in a single-center series of 217 patients. “We see sustained weight loss, particularly in Roux-enY gastric bypass patients, 5-9 years after surgery.” Diabetes remitted in 50% of patients, according to Dr. Stacy A. Brethauer, an ACS Fellow of the […]