Bariatric surgery is effective at reducing the BMI of obese individuals and in many cases ameliorating the severity of type 2 diabetes over the course of 1 to 2 years. Many longer-term studies have been observational in nature, and cannot provide data on the causes of the benefit. In order for reliance to be placed on such results, longer-term, randomized studies are necessary.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), gestational diabetes (GDM) is diagnosed in pregnant women who have not had diabetes, but who have high blood sugar during pregnancy.
People at risk for type 2 diabetes are often overweight or obese, and are counseled to lose weight to help prevent the disease. But a new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that weight loss isn t the only means of prevention diet might work too.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends that those individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, (or 35 if accompanied by serious medical conditions such as diabetes), consider
Two recent reports raise hope that both bariatric surgery and drug treatments can be effective in helping obese individuals cope with the rigors of weight loss.
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology surprised many doctors and patients by issuing controversial new guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk factors,
More often than not, significant medical discoveries arise unintentionally. But frequently a clever observation
A multi-center group of immunology and diabetes researchers has published a small but rigorous study showing what the future may well look like for the 1.25 million Type-1 diabetics (T1D) in our country, and the millions more worldwide. If confirmed in larger studies, it s a much prettier picture than they are now dealing with.