Author Amy Rothberg is part of the Investigational Weight Management Clinic, a 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