Diabetes affects nearly 463 million people worldwide. In America, where the standard American diet consists of high carbohydrate foods, diabetes affects about 10% of the population, with 90% of all cases being type 2 diabetes. Given the rising trend in the rates of obesity, it appears the incidence of diabetes will continue to rise. Treating […]
The primary goal of diabetes treatment and management is to manage the blood sugar/glucose levels better while avoiding drops in the glucose levels to the degree that the patient develops symptomatic hypoglycemia. Treating diabetes through lifestyle changes is one of the most beneficial and effective ways to lower blood sugar levels, and also results in […]
Medication therapy options for diabetes can range from insulin to amylinomimetic drugs. Medication therapy is a common technique with the primary goal being to keep the blood sugar/glucose levels as close to a normal range as possible (around 100 mg/dl) while avoiding drops in the glucose level to the degree that the patient develops symptomatic […]
Diabetes is a common hormone disorder that affects many overweight and obese individuals. There is a strong correlation between individuals who have a higher body mass index (BMI) and those who develop type 2 diabetes. Here is a breakdown of diabetes for the bariatric patient. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an endocrine (hormonal) disorder characterized by […]
Diabetes is a hormonal condition in which an individual experiences consistently high blood sugar levels. When the glucose levels in the blood are persistently too high, this can ultimately impact the body’s organs and tissues, resulting in long-term damage. In understanding treatment options, we first have to detail the diabetes diagnosis options. Understanding Insulin Diabetes […]
Dietary modifications may be the most direct and obvious way to keep your weight within healthy levels and help control your blood sugar. Yet, there are other techniques to supplement your journey along the way as well. 1. Get Bariatric Surgery We know that obesity is the main risk factor for developing diabetes or elevated […]
The most direct way to impact blood sugar levels is through a healthy diet. Blood sugar or blood glucose is directly affected by the foods that we eat as carbohydrates are readily converted into glucose, entering the bloodstream and becoming blood sugar. Dietary Changes to Lower Blood Sugar It’s important to make the right dietary […]
Have you noticed a spike in your blood sugar levels? Maybe you are under immense stress, or haven’t had the best diet lately, or have been fairly inactive. Even a big, carb-heavy meal will lead to higher blood sugar. So, just because you once registered high blood sugar doesn’t mean you’re immediately at risk of […]
Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to produce insulin properly. This causes excess levels of glucose in the blood. The most common types are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Maintaining your blood sugars in a safe range may minimize the symptoms you experience. Short-term symptoms of high blood sugar can include frequent thirst […]
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Deciding to have weight loss surgery can be an overwhelming decision. In this guide, we break down all the details you need to consider when evaluating your various options for weight loss, including how you plan to pay for surgery and the steps you need to take leading up to your surgery day.