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.
Sugar can be a naturally occurring carbohydrate found in some healthful foods. You’ll find sugar in milk, fruits, and vegetables. But added sugars are different. They are sweet, and have an addictive quality to them that keep us wanting more. But what’s more is they can be bad for us.
Adequate sleep is crucial for our bodies in so many ways. It can help reduce stress, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, help control appetite, improve memory and mood, and help maintain weight. Not getting enough sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that in 2015 over 12% of American adults had diabetes. Other sources estimate that 40% of US adults have prediabetes. Chances are if you’re reading this blog it’s because you or someone you love might be one of them.You may be overweight or obese, which are both risk factors for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Maybe your doctor told you that you are at risk, or that you need to take a fasting glucose tolerance test.
Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients have always been encouraged to attend his monthly Nutrition Support meeting held the second Monday of each month. Attending the meeting is often difficult for many patients due to a variety of factors (distance, timing, work, family responsibilities, etc).
Obesity comes with a cost. First, there is a cost to an individual’s health. At least nine health conditions are associated with obesity. Second, there is a financial cost to obesity. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the US is $147 billion dollars (in 2008 dollars). For each individual with obesity, annual medical costs are estimated to be $1429 higher than their normal weight peers.