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.
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.