Category Archives: Type-2 Diabetes

Dr. Ballard: The CORONADO Study on Outcomes for COVID Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

August 18, 2020

Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, the Center for Disease Control identified obesity and diabetes as characteristics that increased individual’s risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Now, new research is beginning to clearly demonstrate how these health conditions impact patient’s … Read More

Why Have Weight Loss Surgery Series – Diabetes

July 21, 2020

Diabetes has been definitively linked to obesity. In fact, due to the excess weight and obesity epidemic in the United States, it is estimated that by 2050, up to 33% of all Americans could have diabetes. Further, with even younger … Read More

Why the Gastric Bypass Is So Effective Against Type Two Diabetes

June 18, 2020

One of the great advantages but also mysteries of the gastric bypass over the past several decades has been its effectiveness in fighting type-2 or adult-onset diabetes. We know that obesity and excess weight in general increases the risk of … Read More

All Soda, Including Diet Soda May Cause Early Death

November 4, 2019

The beverage industry is anchored, in large part, by soda sales. And this makes a lot of sense. Not only are sodas refreshing, but they are also incredibly sweet and satisfy our sugar cravings. As society became more health conscious, … Read More

Hidden Sugars and How To Find Them

February 25, 2019

As if making healthy eating choices wasn’t challenging enough, here we are facing maybe one of our greatest nutritional epidemics – weaning ourselves off the incredible amount of hidden, and not-so-hidden, sugars in our modern diets. This is not about … Read More

Obesity & Diabetic Eye Disease Risk

February 10, 2019

Eyes are the windows to the soul, and keeping your body healthy helps to keep those windows operating smoothly! If you are obese you may be more concerned about your heart health than your vision, but the risks for diabetic … Read More

Bariatric Surgery for Those Suffering from Type-2 Diabetes or GERD

July 15, 2018

Bariatric surgery is primarily a disease improvement and resolution procedure. In other words, weight loss is simply a secondary benefit. So, it is very important the decision to undergo bariatric surgery be predicated upon a patient’s unique medical circumstance, including … Read More