Volunteers are most important part of diabetes clinical research

Two out of three Americans are now overweight or obese—a controllable risk factor for diabetes and other diseases

Author Amy Rothberg is part of the Investigational Weight Management Clinic, diabetes1a clinical-research team that’s conducting a large Weight Management study to examine how best to help those who are obese reduce their weight and keep it off in an effort to minimize their risk of developing diabetes.

When it comes to diabetes clinical research, the majority of studies are related to exploring new drug treatments. The Weight Management study differs in that it’s also focused on the impact that lifestyle changes have on those who are obese, particularly in the effort to prevent them from developing diabetes.  In addition to lifestyle changes, we do look at options that, in some cases, include bariatric surgery and medications.  We understand that weight loss is not one-size-fits-all, and each person’s journey is unique.

Since 2010, we have enrolled more than 500 people in our study and have seen an almost 65% remission rate in Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

Life Interrupted Leads to Bonus Time

Have you experienced sudden weight loss, excessive heartburn, pain in the chest or back, or food getting stuck, not going down and coming back up? These are all symptoms of esophageal cancer. Having these symptoms doesn’t mean you have cancer, but it might be time to have it checked out.

Which is what Jerry Poisson did after many years of acid reflux. He was initially diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition. Jerry started getting screened yearly, until cancer was found. Watch this video to find out more about Jerry’s story.

If you are experiencing symptoms of esophageal cancer and have questions please let us know in the comments or call us at 800-865-1125.