Monthly archives: November, 2015

Attending Weight Watchers Meetings Helps Reduce The Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

The 57 million Americans currently living with “pre-diabetes” could benefit from a group weight loss program, like Weight Watchers, according to a new study published in this month’s American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.Researchers found that after a 6-month Weight Watchers group program, overweight or obese adults who attended at least two thirds of the weekly sessions, …

Limited health literacy increases risk for hypoglycemia in Type 2 diabetics

Limited health literacy significantly increases the risk for hypoglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes, report researchers. “Limited health literacy has been found to be common among patients with Type 2 diabetes and has been shown to be a barrier to adequate self-management of medication regimens, with less comprehension of medication instructions, dosing, timing, and …