Pregnancy And Weight Gain

Obesity is prevalent in the reproductive-aged population. Ideally, obesity should be addressed before pregnancy to increase the chance of successful conception and to reduce the risk for prenatal medical complications. Gestational diabetes, preterm birth, hypertensive complications, clotting issues, and operative deliveries are more common among obese or overweight women. A reasonable diet and exercise program…

Diabetes and Dementia

            Patients with diabetes, determined by higher HbA1c levels, show greater increases in cognitive decline over 10 years compared to those with normal blood sugar, suggesting that good blood glucose control could help slow possible progression to dementia. As there is currently no cure for dementia, interventions that delay diabetes…