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Diet Changes As Effective As Gastric Bypass For Control of Diabetes

Lauren McNamara

Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is an acquired condition in which the body is unable to control blood sugar properly. It is typically caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and obesity. Treatments for type 2 diabetes include exercise and dieting, as well as medications and insulin to improve the control of blood sugar.

Evidence-Based Psychology

Abby Brennan

 According to a recent report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, many clinical psychologists are ambivalent about the role of science in informing their practice. Many clinicians will value personal experience, intuition, and informal problem solving over research evidence and science, which they may view as not relevant to their individual practice.

Most Diabetes Research Focuses On Treatment Rather Than Prevention

Lauren McNamara

Diabetes mellitus, a disease where the body improperly regulates blood sugar, is a growing problem around the world. 285 million people are estimated to have diabetes globally, a number which is expected to double by 2030. Diabetes is a chronic condition managed by the supplementation of insulin, as well as the use of various medications to help control blood sugar levels. The total cost of the condition to the United States alone has been estimated at $245 billion in 2012.


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