How bariatric surgery improves diabetes

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

One look at the statistics about type 2 diabetes might make your jaw drop. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 75,000 Americans died of type 2 diabetes complications in 2013. More than 20 million Americans have diabetes today, a number that has more than tripled since 1980.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes

Exercising safely with diabetic neuropathy

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

During American Diabetes Month this November, let’s discuss not only diabetes and how to avoid it, but ways you can keep yourself healthy if you already have diabetes. Seeing your physician regularly, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly are the best ways to keep yourself in the best health possible and minimize complications from the disease.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes

4 myths about type 2 diabetes

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 20 million people are currently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes today. This November, in recognition of American Diabetes Month, let’s share the facts and erase the misconceptions about this potentially serious condition.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Diabetes, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

The link between diabetes and food poisoning

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

November is American Diabetes Month, an opportunity to discuss one of the most common diseases in our society today. Although it affects 20 million Americans, there are still a lot of misconceptions about diabetes and how serious it can be.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Diabetes, Primary care

Why people with excess weight might develop diabetes

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 24, 2015 8:30:00 AM

As a result of a new study, scientists claim to have a better understanding of why diabetes develops in people with excess weight.

In the study, six healthy, middle-aged men volunteered to double their daily caloric intake in order to rapidly gain weight. The men were also confined to hospital beds, and did not participate in any form of physical activity.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Health, Diabetes

Obesity now considered a disease

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

People struggling with their weight will probably tell you that obesity is much more than just how you look. More than one-third of our adult population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Obesity is now considered a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) and World Health Organization. This classification can have some potential benefits for people trying to lose pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes, Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart attack

10 healthy eating habits you should adopt

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jul 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Adopting healthy eating habits often comes down to educating yourself and your family on the nutrition facts of the foods you love. Although sweets and junk food can be agonizingly tempting, learning about healthier alternatives and introducing them into your diet can do a lot of good.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes

5 benefits of bariatric surgery

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jul 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Bariatric surgery has a long track record of success. In fact, more data continues to emerge about the many health benefits of this procedure for people who have been battling obesity. If you or a loved one are considering weight-loss surgery, it’s time to learn about some of the many ways it can change lives.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes patients may experience significant health benefits from bariatric surgery

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jul 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

New research by the University of Pittsburgh shows that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receive more health benefits from weight-loss surgery than from making a lifestyle change. The JAMA Surgery journal published the study examining data collected from 61 patients between 25 and 55 years old with type 2 diabetes.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Health, Diabetes

Prediabetes: are you at risk?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jul 2, 2015 12:02:12 PM

Over 29 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and the numbers continue to climb year after year. Considering there is no known cure for this chronic condition, it may be a good idea for you to focus on prevention. But how do you prevent a disease that often has no warning signs before it occurs?

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Topics: Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes, Primary care