Treating Diabetes with Weight Loss Surgery

April 11, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diabetes
Bariatric Surgery Treatment for Diabetes
Diabetes affects nearly 463 million people worldwide. In America, where the standard American diet consists of high carbohydrate foods, diabetes affects about 10% of the population, with 90% of all cases being type 2 diabetes.  Given the rising trend in the rates of obesity, it appears the incidenc...

Treating Diabetes Through Lifestyle Changes and Weight Loss

April 04, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diabetes
Diabetes Treatment Options
The primary goal of diabetes treatment and management is to manage the blood sugar/glucose levels better while avoiding drops in the glucose levels to the degree that the patient develops symptomatic hypoglycemia. Treating diabetes through lifestyle changes is one of the most beneficial and effectiv...

Treating Diabetes with Medications

March 28, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diabetes
Treating Diabetes with Medications
Options for treating diabetes with medications can range from insulin to amylinomimetic drugs. Medication therapy is a common technique with the primary goal being to keep the blood sugar/glucose levels as close to a normal range as possible (around 100 mg/dl) while avoiding drops in the glucose lev...

Expected Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery

March 21, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Weight Loss
weight loss after bariatric surgery
There are four standard bariatric procedures that help patients lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off long term. These procedures are the Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, and Duodenal Switch. There are some critical differences between these procedures and the risks and be...

7 Habits Negatively Impacting Your Metabolism

February 28, 2022 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Health
habits negatively impacting your metabolism
Metabolism is the chemical process that converts the food you consume into energy. The faster your metabolism is, the more calories your body will burn. Having a high metabolism is correlated to a better ability to lose weight and keep weight off.   There are several factors that contribut...

Obesity and Cancer: What’s the Connection?

December 26, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Obesity
Obesity and Cancer Link
There is a significant link between obesity and cancer that many people do not appreciate. Diabetes and heart disease have links to obesity that many people understand. But cancer, a word no one wants to hear, is rarely discussed as a complication of obesity. Did you know, obesity increases your ris...