Bariatric Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes: is There a Connection?

Could weight loss surgery help to control your type 2 diabetes – or even take it into remission? A recent study* published by the American Diabetes Association provided much-needed guidance for physicians about using weight loss surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The new guidelines introduce the use of diabetes-related parameters to  

Remember the ABCs of Diabetes—Don’t Forget D and E

The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology teamed up in 2011 to raise awareness of diabetes. Together, they created the ABCs of Diabetes to make it easy for you to remember the key numbers you should be watching to know your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Mark Boyd, Family Medicine,  

Reduce Your Heart Age with Simple Changes

Weight down. Cholesterol levels down. Cardiac ages improved by more than a decade. Those are the health benefits Hugh and Bev Dayton credit to St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s “Take Time for Your Heart Class.” It’s not about radical changes, said Hugh. “Just making minor adjustments in your diet and exercise program that you can live with  

Update: Selena Gomez receives kidney transplant after lupus diagnosis

A version of this story discussing Selena Gomez’s lupus originally ran on Oct. 12, 2015. The story was  

6 tips to help your loved one defeat a medical condition

It’s not the label; it’s the connection that can make a world of difference in defeating health challenges. Whether they are taking notes, clarifying explanations or just offering a shoulder of support, a concerned caregiver makes a difference. Encouragement, peer pressure or whatever dynamic is at work, it’s always good to have others involved in  

What we can learn from Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore will forever be remembered for her 100-watt smile – and her dedication to helping others.  

6 tips to keep your diabetes in check this winter

Physical activity is an important part of managing Type 2 diabetes, but cold, gray winter weather makes it  

Sugary drinks: A doorway to diabetes

There’s no easier, faster way to guzzle down empty calories than by drinking beverages with added sugar. “These types of drinks can be very high in calories, and when multiple sugary beverages are consumed in one day, it is very easy to consume more calories than the body needs, causing weight gain,” said Karah Stanley,