“First, do no harm.” That’s part of the Hippocratic Oath. Doctors take this very seriously. You don’t intervene where the risk of intervention is greater than the risk of the disease. But the No. 1 innovation on the Cleveland Clinic “Top Ten Medical Innovations” list for 2013 is something Hippocrates never dreamed of: bariatric surgery to treat diabetes.
You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. More than 1.5 million adults over 20 are diagnosed with diabetes each year in the United States. That doesn’t make the news any more pleasant to hear. Despite the millions of other people who live with diabetes, this new urgency to monitor and control … Read More
The benefits of gastric bypass surgery appear to be long-term and go beyond weight loss. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that obese people who had the surgery not only dropped and kept off a significant amount of weight, but also experienced frequent remission and lower incidence of diabetes, … Read More
Ingredients (makes 8 servings) 1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese 1 package (4 serving size) vanilla instant sugar-free pudding 3/4 cup fat free (skim) milk 1 can (15 ounce) solid packed pumpkin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 3 cups reduced-fat whipped topping, divided 4 ginger snap cookies, roughly crushed … Read More
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It’s always good to be part of a team, especially when it comes to your healthcare. If you have a chronic condition like diabetes, team care can be critical to your long-term health. If your primary care physician practices in a patient-centered medical home, your team is already in place. What is a patient-centered medical … Read More
People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet and nerves. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Want to learn more about your risk? Take the diabetes risk assessment. Brain Diabetes increases the … Read More
Find expert advice and information on diabetes prevention, risk assessment and treatment, and resources for families and caregivers. Explore Health Hub Diabetes and Your Diet: Busting 7 MythsDiabetes: Making Healthy ChoicesBariatrics Beats Diabetes in New StudyDrug-eluting Stent Performs Well for DiabeticsStudy Finds Bariatric Surgery Treats Diabetes (Video)Surgery May Control Diabetes (Video)Diabetes and Nutrition — A … Read More