Endocrinology Opinion Archive
Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.
Applying necessary lifestyle changes as well as incorporating pharmaceutical drugs will improve diabetes in patients compared to drugs alone.
Alpha-lipoic acid, 600mg daily, is an effective treatment option for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Pharmacotherapy and combination therapy may be a better alternative to the ACP's diabetes treatment guidelines.
A diabetic patient rushed to the hospital for vomiting and abdomen pain, resulting in a diagnosis of acute severe emphysematous pancreatitis.
Lack of sleep may be one reason for the increase in diabetes in the United States.
Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.
When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.
Basal insulin, with or without nutritional correction, is the best approach to manage blood glucose in noncritically ill surgical patients.
If a patient is experiencing fatigue, consider exercise and weight loss to help decrease their symptoms.
Encouraging patients to get more sleep each night may help them lose weight.
Clinicians should re-examine their bias against obese and overweight patients.
As fads come and go, researchers have consistently observed the critical role whole grains play in the prevention of heart disease.
Suspected macrosomia is not generally enough of reason to induce labor or schedule a cesarean prior to 39 weeks.
Smaller and more gradual changes in diet and physical activity can help patients lose weight and improve health.
Research from Canada demonstrated that a neck-to-waist ratio of >0.41 has sufficient sensitivity and specificity to be considered a predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.
The Grain Foods Foundation's Glenn Gaesser, PhD, discusses how whole grains benefit patients.
Setting realistic goals and establishing a time frame are just two tips for helping patients' health resolutions.
These tips can help patients manage conditions such as hypertension and diabetes during the holidays.
The Grain Foods Foundation's Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum discusses the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
The Grain Foods Foundation explores popular carbohydrate-related myths and assumptions patients with diabetes have likely encountered.
A recent study suggests class III obesity shortens life span by 6.5 to 13.7 years.
Obesity is a well known risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases but also for many types of cancer.
Providing weight-loss guidance on an ongoing basis to your patients can make a difference in the nation's war on obesity.
Individuals who get less sleep tend to eat more often and consume less healthful food.
Food deserts in low-income areas contribute to high obesity rates.
Bryan weighs in at 210 lbs, and he's 10 years old. He wants to be a policeman, but gets tired going up stairs. What can we do for him?
Weight is one of the toughest topics to discuss with patients, but we can no longer avoid it as the obesity epidemic grows.
Deconditioning -- a complication of POTS -- is also a common cause of morbidity and mortality in preventable diseases such as obesity.
Diabetes treatments have come a long way, but continual efforts are needed to make the disease easier to manage and more affordable.
An obese 12-year-old experiences rapid weight gain over the summer. Is granny to blame?
Promoting behavioral changes during childhood is an effective prevention tool that is much cheaper than treating adults experiencing adverse health outcomes from preventable conditions.
Self-regulation of hunger and understanding satiety is the most important thing parents and caretakers can teach their children.
Many health-care providers are unsure of the best way to talk about weight with their patients. A survey suggests that some terminology may be better than others for inspiring positive behavior changes.
Identifying and modifying risk factors through engaging in preventative health activities is the key to achieving good health from head to toe, and is the backbone of primary care.
Bariatric surgery for diabetes management offers a quick fix, but does not address the underlying behaviors that cause the disease in the first place.
Women and children with obstructive sleep apnea are often misdiagnosed because they present differently than men.
Patients often have trouble understanding health outcomes they cannot see. It is our job as health-care providers to help patients understand their bodies in efforts to improve treatment compliance for chronic conditions.
A simple strategy helps more patients with diabetes receive annual clinical foot exams, but can it be translated to other aspects of diabetes management?
Group health care visits could improve adolescent health by encouraging commitment to a prevention-based lifestyle and help shift U.S. health care away from a system based on treating diseases, to one that aims at stopping them before they begin.
Amenorrhea can be a tricky problem to diagnose and treat due to myriad etiologies and clinical presentations.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a serious health condition that occurs in 4% to 12% of pregnancies, but recent research showing significant screening gaps for the disease makes the problem an even greater concern.
Why are U.S. mothers still dying during birth when we spend more on health care than any other country in the world?
When it comes to losing weight, many patients seek instant gratification.
Restate key treatment aspects, no matter how mundane it seems.
What is the financial toll of obesity?
A new study tries to quantify the impact of an absent biological father on adolescent development.
However, "high-dose" formulations increase the risk of DVT and other cardiovascular complications.
Don't believe everything you read. Or at least not every headline.
If you lose weight, does it matter how you lost the weight? Not really.
Tailoring exercise recommendations to meet the unique needs of each patient gives those patients a better chance of meeting the fitness goals they have set with you.
A multidisciplinary, nurse-coordinated, family-based program improved lifestyles and reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among patients and their families in hospital and general-practice settings