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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!

Weight Loss with Nutrition Counseling, Q&A with Susan Harrow Rago MS, RD, LDN

Twenty years ago when I practiced, I had implemented a program for clients who had 50 or more pounds to lose. Now, 20 years later, it's not unusual for me to see clients with 100 or even 200 pounds or more to lose with BMIs over 40, some as... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, 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

Should This Debated Therapy Be The Go-To Cure For Chronic Foot Ulcers?

Medicine has used hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, for more than 40 years and we still don’t know if it works and for what conditions. Many doctors are using it to cure chronic diabetic foot ulcers that otherwise often lead to amputation. Since these Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

Medicare Policies are Killing People with Diabetes

In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) implemented a trial of a Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2015, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

30 Things About My Life With Migraine

Migraine & Headache AwarenessOne of the most important principles behind Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) is sharing. Through that... Read moreChevron

Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

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Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

Diabetes and Data Sharing

As healthcare professionals we are required to attend professional meetings in order to remain up-to-date about current thinking, research and the latest in clinical care. You may have heard the term “bench to bedside” which is currently in vogue among academic medical schools and research facilities. As such, the goal is to apply... Read moreChevron

posted 06/23/2015, comments (0)|

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