Diabetes: A Costly Disease

The American Diabetes Association estimates that diabetes costs this country more than $174 billion per year. Breaking that figure down to an individual level brings home how financially straining the disease can be to diabetics.

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American Heart Association Recognizes Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

In 2010, the American Diabetes Association published their position statement that said in part, “Bariatric surgery should be considered for adults with a BMI of 35 and above with Type 2 diabetes, especially if the diabetes is difficult to control with lifestyle and pharmacologic therapy.” In March 2011, the American Heart Association issued a scientific […]

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