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My Story: When Diabetes Burnout Strikes by Kelly Kunik

My Story: When Diabetes Burnout Strikes by Kelly Kunik

My diabetes burnout comes in waves and not always necessarily when you’d expect. Sometimes it strikes when I’m packing for a trip and my diabetes supplies take up more room then I think it has a right to. And in those moments I wish I could chuck my Diabetes and my diabetes supplies out the window and for good.

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Are You a Moody Diabetic?

Are You a Moody Diabetic?

In the United States over 25 million people live with diabetes. The main types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2 – impact millions of Americans every day and may lead to physical health problems like kidney disease, stroke, and hearing or vision problems. However, what many people don’t realize is that diabetes influences a person’s physical and mental health.

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How Athletes Can Reach Their Potential

How Athletes Can Reach Their Potential

As millions of people watched the Olympic Games this winter, many wondered how these athletes compete at such a high level. How did these men and women become – and remain – such elite competitors?

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Eating Ourselves to Full by Dr. Suzanne R. Engelman

Eating Ourselves to Full by Dr. Suzanne R. Engelman

“Emotional-eating” is a term to describe eating in response to emotions, rather than hunger cues. Emotional eating is a type of “emotional dysregulation”, which is a maladaptive attempt to cope with stressful and uncomfortable affective or cognitive.

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Psychological Factors in Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery by Dr. Rudy Nydegger

Psychological Factors in Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery by Dr. Rudy Nydegger

In recent years, bariatric (weight loss) surgery has become a viable option for many patients for whom weight is a significant health issue. Bariatric surgery has been available for decades, but surgical and medical improvements in recent years have made this surgery appropriate for more patients. In addition, the surgery is now minimally invasive, so the post-surgical discomfort and recovery time are significantly less than in the past.

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Emotional Weight Gain

Emotional Weight Gain

New year, new resolutions. Has anyone ever seen a gym more crowded than in January? While many people resolve to lose weight each year, it is often harder than it looks. Some people use food as a means to cope emotionally, rather than to fill them up when they are actually hungry.

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