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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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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!

Suburban Living Can Make You Fat!

Fall in Love, Get Married, Move to the Suburbs and Get Fat I suppose it remains a part of the American Dream. We settle into marriage, use those college educations to land respectable employment, start a family, and buy a house in the suburbs.    The air is a bit cleaner; there is more grass and it is greener; there is more elbow room... Read moreChevron
posted 09/20/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Nausea One Reason Triptans Can Fail in Acute Migraine Treatment

When the most often prescribed acute treatments for migraine fail, patients and doctors alike want to know why. In fact, such issues are so important to doctors and researchers that there was an entire special issue of the journal Headache devoted to the gastrointestinal manifestations of migraine. One research paper in this issue dealt... Read moreChevron
posted 09/19/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

The Most Effective Treatment for Type 2?

A recent meta-analysis has suggested that combining long-acting insulin with a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) agonist may be the “most effective” drug treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning the best blood glucose (BG) control with the fewest side effects.   GLP-1 is a hormone secreted by the intestines, and an agonist is a... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Diabetes Testing That Is Even More Gentle

Three months ago I reviewed Genteel’s new “gentle lancing instrument” here at “Gentle Testing for Diabetes.” The company claims right on the box that it gives us “blood testing without pain!”     In all my experience with the device this is no exaggeration. It has improved the quality... Read moreChevron
posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

September 2014: Chronic Pain Awareness Activities

September is Pain Awareness Month and a number of chronic pain organizations are sponsoring events and activities to help spread the word about chronic pain and the toll it takes on the lives of those who suffer with it.   There was a time – not too long ago – when people living with chronic pain were pretty much on their own.... Read moreChevron

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