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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Obese Teens at Risk for Nutritional Deficiencies

A new study from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggests that obese teens may have nutritional deficiencies usually found... Read moreChevron

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Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Acute Migraine Treatments - What Works?

The migraine topic about which I see the most questions is whether specific acute migraine medications (the medications we use when we get a migraine) work.... Read moreChevron

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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

Diabetes Q&A: Diet, Insulin Types and Pumps, and Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)

Dr. Bill Quick's series of diabetes related Q&A continues here with seven more questions.

1.) My doctor has given me the opportunity to use diet management before he prescribes medication to treat my diabetes — I have six weeks to lose 5-10 pounds. What is a good guideline to use for carbs when trying to manage... Read moreChevron

posted 01/27/2015, comments (0)|
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Temporary Tattoos May Soon Replace Your Blood Glucose Meter

The research into better technology for finger pricking has been steady, albeit slow, as the best options seem to be smaller gauge lancets.  But, a smaller lancet isn’t advancing diabetes management to something that smacks the pain factor and the Read moreChevron

David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

Diabetes Scams and How to Foil Them

If you wanted to make a lot of money fast and weren’t limited by any ethics like honesty, I can’t think of any better target than those of us who have diabetes. I don’t think that we are any more gullible than other people. But we have all the characteristics that scammers value the... Read moreChevron

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