Tag Archives: Why WAIT

From WhyWAIT to Triathlons and Beyond: Ervin Guzman shares his journey as a member of the first WhyWAIT class

Joining Joslin Diabetes Center’s inaugural WhyWAIT program back in 2007 was a life-changing experience for Ervin Guzman. Prior to coming to Joslin, Ervin managed his type 2 diabetes with medication, including 110 to 120 units of insulin per day, diet … Continue reading

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The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes Medications on Weight

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D.,Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In my last blog post, I discussed how targeting weight loss can … Continue reading

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Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes: Changing the Paradigm

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D., Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In my research and clinical work in the Joslin Clinic, … Continue reading

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Joslin Experts Weigh in on the AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease

On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially endorsed the recognition of obesity as a disease. While this announcement is a fairly new development, obesity has been a recognized risk factor for a variety of serious health problems, including … Continue reading

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A Top Priority, Any Time or Place

My name is Jay Smith, and I have been a patient at the Joslin Clinic since 2005. I just completed the first phase of  Why WAIT, a weight loss and intensive treatment program offered at the Joslin Clinic. During the … Continue reading

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Operation or Modification?: Weight Loss and Diabetes

This is the final post in a three-week series on gastric surgery. When you’re overweight with type 2 diabetes losing weight isn’t just a desire—it’s part of your recommended care. Insulin resistance increases with your BMI, so slimming down and … Continue reading

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