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Weight Stigma – Shifting the Narrative of Blame
January 23, 2020
Rather than stigmatizing others for not fitting our definitions of health, we should be emphasizing personal success and challenging our notions of beauty
Four Major Recommendations from RWJF on the State of Childhood Obesity
October 14, 2019
By Ursula Biba and Eliza Skoler The new State of Childhood Obesity report and website show that youth obesity is prevalent in the US, leading to high rates of adult...
Avoid Weight Gain by Avoiding Ultra-Processed Foods
June 21, 2019
A study finds that packaged snacks, pre-prepared meals, and other “ultra-processed” foods lead to weight gain; unprocessed foods lead to weight loss
What to Eat with Diabetes or Prediabetes: ADA's New Nutrition Guidelines
May 9, 2019
More positivity around low-carb diets; importance of weight loss for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes; emphasis on eating non-starchy vegetables and minimizing sugar and...
Type 2 Diabetes Remission: What is it and How Can it be Done?
March 22, 2019
Learn about three ways that may put type 2 diabetes into remission: low-carbohydrate diets, low-calorie diets, and bariatric surgery
Two Positive Recommendations by a Regulatory Agency for SGLT Use in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
February 13, 2019
Farxiga and Zynquista are recommended for approval for people with type 1 diabetes in Europe with emphasis on DKA safety; EMA approval likely in coming months and hope...
The Most Destructive Diabetes Landmine: Lack of Sleep?
January 31, 2019
“Why We Sleep” is one of the most important health books ever written! How does sleep relate to blood sugars, eating, weight gain, and mindset? Plus, 16 ways to improve...
Weight Stigma Hurts People and Outcomes – How Every Individual Can and Should Speak Out
October 10, 2018
To commemorate World Obesity Day, we are raising attention on terribly stigmatizing language around obesity and weight
Can Higher-Dose Trulicity Pack a Stronger Punch Than Currently Approved Doses?
July 13, 2018
A new study is investigating whether higher doses of injectable GLP-1 agonist Trulicity (dulaglutide) are more effective; it is recruiting 1,800 participants with type 2...
Screen at 23 – Type 2 Diabetes Risk at Lower BMI for Asians and Asian Americans
May 31, 2018
Why is the BMI cutoff lower for diabetes screening in people of Asian descent? How a new policy could ensure more people with diabetes and prediabetes are diagnosed.
Diagnosed with Prediabetes? Here’s How to Find Support Near You
April 26, 2018
Participating in a lifestyle change program could help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Two Pills for Type 1 Diabetes Under US and European Review
April 6, 2018
Farxiga and Sotagliflozin are the first pills to seek approval as add-ons to insulin for type 1; both bring strong time-in-range benefits, and if approved, might launch...
Virta’s One-Year Results in Type 2: Over 1% A1c Drop, 12% Weight Loss, & More
March 7, 2018
Ketogenic (low-carb + high-fat) diet and remote coaching to “reverse” type 2 diabetes shows 60% of participants had type 2 “reversed," 94% of insulin users reduced or...
A1c Lowering and Weight Loss at Once-Weekly Convenience: Ozempic
March 7, 2018
People with type 2 can now get the once-weekly injectable in the US. The latest GLP-1 to show strong A1c-lowering and weight loss, Ozempic will also reach Europe in the...
GLP-1 Agonists: From 2 Daily Injections to 1 Per Week and Beyond
January 10, 2018
A review of how far GLP-1 agonists have come – drugs for type 2 diabetes that help with not only blood sugar management, but with weight loss and heart health too
Diabetes Tech on the Horizon Part 1– New Apps Coming in 2018
December 11, 2017
New apps and software updates from mySugr, Insulia, One Drop, as well as food and weight loss apps
Weight Management Drug Saxenda Could Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
June 22, 2017
The latest evidence on Saxenda shows that three years of treatment with the drug lowers risk for type 2 diabetes by an impressive 79%
Metabolic Surgery Suggested for Some People with Type 2 Diabetes
August 8, 2016
ADA statement of support released at the 2 nd Diabetes Surgery Summit; highlights reversal of diabetes symptoms after surgery for some candidates
Why Is It So Difficult to Maintain Weight Loss?
May 23, 2016
Disappointing lessons from “The Biggest Loser” participants’ experiences six years later.
Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference: Three Companies that are Transforming Childhood Nutrition
May 9, 2016
Revolution Foods, Plum Organics, and Kurbo Health: resources to bring nutrition education and meals to children in need.