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Obesity and Diabetes: Diabetes patients are considered obese when they have a Body Mass Index over 30. Such patients are at greater risk for a host of other problems cardiovascular disease, cancer, sleep apnea, and poor quality of life. Tremendous research is being done to control, manage, and reverse obesity in diabetics and the educated healthcare professional can help.

Weight Loss After Travel: When Should We Be Concerned?

Since I am a diabetes educator who also specializes in obesity medicine, I see a lot of different responses to travel. For all, I see both weight loss and weight gain after travel. The interesting thing is for people with obesity, I see both. What I also find interesting is a lot of my patients who go to Europe tell me they eat pasta, more bread and other carbs, but when they lose weight, glucose levels improve. Why? Usually because they also tell me they are more active.

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Finding Success with Food Logging

Woman, 55 years of age, referred to me for obesity management. She visited without recent labs, so we got started with the agreement she would get her labs drawn soon after her visit. At our first visit, her blood pressure was 150/98, HR 64, and weight 204, BMI-35, therefore her BMI category was class II obesity. PMH-+Migraine Headaches. FH-+Mother died of lung cancer. Her mother was a smoker. Patient is not.

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