Carbohydrates are one of the six essential nutrients. Despite common talk about avoiding carbohydrates for weight loss, our bodies require them to thrive. Carbohydrates contain sugar. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks down that sugar and absorbs it into the cells with the help of a hormone called insulin, where it is then converted to fuel and used for energy. [Read more]
A number of studies have indicated that weight loss surgery could be a solution for type 2 diabetes for many people. In one study, 73% of people who had type 2 diabetes went into complete remission after Lap-band surgery, and were even able to stop taking their diabetes medications over time.
We often hear that living a long life depends on trying to stay in shape, eating nutritious food and maintaining an ideal body weight. Despite this advice, many of us carry around just a few extra pounds and think that it poses minimal risk to our health.
Weight loss surgery can speed success in achieving optimal weight and at the same time lessen the severity of Type 2 diabetes. This results in both better health for the patient and savings in medical expenses.