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National Diabetes Awareness Month
November 1, 2015

Diabetes and Obesity

 While there are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes including age, race, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, genetics, and family history, statistics show that the best indicator for type 2 diabetes is obesity.

Obesity has been declared a disease by the American Medical Association and is caused by a variety of factors including culture, geneticss, metabolism, behavior, and medications. With obesity also comes a greater risk for other related health conditions which include hypertension, migraines, osteoarthritis, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, depression, and type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes have obesity.

Having weight loss surgery can greatly improve your quality and length of life as well as resolve many health issues, including hypertension, high cholesterol, migraines, depression, obstructive sleep apnea osteoarthritis, and type 2 diabetes. In fact, diabetes is resolved 83% of the time after weight loss from bariatric surgery.

National Diabetes Awareness Month is a great time to raise awareness about diabetes and it’s correlation to obesity, as well as highlight how these two diseases can be improved or cured with the help of weight loss surgery.

 


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