“All of my doctors said I was overweight, but when I requested my medical records it said, “obese.

MaryKathleen Carpenter did not like going to the doctor. A lot. “All of my life I’ve hated going. My back and my knee go out occasionally, and I have a bad hip. But no matter what problem I had – my knee, whatever – the doctor would say it was because of my weight. They Read more about “All of my doctors said I was overweight, but when I requested my medical records it said, “obese.[…]

Diabetes prevention classes at Memorial

Diabetes Prevention Classes at Memorial Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Memorial’s prevention program helps people lower their risk of type 2 diabetes. Participants meet in groups with a trained lifestyle coach for 16 weekly, one-hour sessions and Read more about Diabetes prevention classes at Memorial[…]

Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program – Changing Lives

We just completed week 4 of the Diabetes Prevention Program when a participant in the class started talking about a goal that she had set for herself. Her goal was to walk up four flights of stairs as she would normally take the elevator to avoid the stairs. She told us that she had finally Read more about Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program – Changing Lives[…]

Portion warning: Dish it up and you’re likely to gobble it down

Aug. 10, 2014—If you put food on your plate, there’s a good chance you’re going to eat it—nearly every last bite of it, in fact. That’s the finding of a study in the International Journal of Obesity. And in a nation where more than 1 in 3 people is obese, it’s likely to capture the Read more about Portion warning: Dish it up and you’re likely to gobble it down[…]

They Gave Me Hope

I grew up with the usual dreams – a pony, popularity, getting into the right college and then a fairy tale wedding.
These dreams changed at some point between delivering my baby and completing his first health evaluation. I loved my baby, but there were problems. Breathing, hearing, spine it all jumbled together and seemed like more than I could handle.
[…]