Nov 16

What is the relationship between obesity and type-2diabetes?

Excess weight, physical inactivity and age are three of the major risk factors for type-2 diabetes. It is almost certainly true that the type-2 diabetes epidemic (as the CDC calls it) is due in large part to the growing prevalence of obesity, the lack of physical exercise and the increasing age of Americans. There is nothing we can do about getting older, but obesity and physical activity are within our control.

Read about the “partnership” between obesity and type-2 diabetes by clicking on “Type-2 Diabetes and its Relationship to Obesity.” If you have struggled to control your weight, bariatric surgery may be an option. Take the first step now and call to schedule an appointment. You might be surprised to learn that many insurance policies offer coverage for weight loss surgery.

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