Master Chat Series: Gastric Bypass Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 95% of all cases of diabetes, with obesity being the primary cause. Current approaches to managing type 2 diabetes include lifestyle intervention (weight loss, food choices, exercise) and medications. Heidi will highlight how bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool for weight loss for appropriate candidates. Gastric bypass surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, and may enable some people with type 2 diabetes to go off certain medications. Heidi will share her own journey with type 2 diabetes and life after bariatric surgery.

Heidi C. Hartmann-Rothe has been a Registered Nurse for more than 15 years, is a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Diabetes Education and Management at Teachers College Columbia University. She volunteers for Health and Hospitals Corporation in the Diabetes TeleHealth Program and is working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator. Heidi also volunteers at Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership, a free medical clinic run by medical students for the uninsured/underinsured/homeless in Harlem, where she is providing diabetes education and building a Diabetes Education Program. Heidi lives in midtown Manhattan, New York, with her husband and two very spoiled cats.

The Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher’s College Columbia University’s Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management program.  This 36-credit inter-professional master’s program is offered to clinicians who are currently in or interested in the diabetes field. As part of a course requirement, students present ‘Master Chats’ on a variety of topics they have chosen based on discussions taking place in the TuDiabetes community. Master Chats include a short presentation followed by a Q and A, and are an opportunity not only for TuDiabetes members to learn from students in this program, but also to give feedback to them in an effort to help them be the best care-givers they can be!

TuDiabetes Live Interview with Dr. Osama Hamdy, Co-Author of The Diabetes Breakthrough

Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, is the founder and medical director of the obesity clinical program at the Joslin Diabetes Center. He is the creator of the Joslin Why WAIT™ program, the world’s first clinical program designed to help patients with diabetes lose weight and reverse the progressive course of their disease. Dr. Hamdy is the co-author, with Sheri Colberg, of The Diabetes Breakthrough, a 12 week weight loss program modeled after Why WAIT.

The Diabetes Breakthrough (Harlequin, 2014) unlocks the formula for halting the progression of type 2 diabetes and erasing its damage. Dr. Hamdy offers a clinically proven, 12 week diet and fitness plan modeled after his Why WAIT™ program at Joslin Diabetes Center. Readers learn to create balanced, glucose-friendly meals using foods they love, which diabetes medications cause weight gain, how to combine strength and cardio training to drop pounds but not muscle, and strategies for breaking habits and reversing the negative thinking that stymies progress. The Diabetes Breakthrough makes it possible for everyone with diabetes to achieve the results Joslin patients have enjoyed:

A 50 to 60 percent reduction in medications
An average weight loss of 25 pounds in 12 weeks
A 50 percent success rate at keeping weight off for four years
A 21 percent drop in numbers taking insulin

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