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Time To Act On Obesity!

>> Saturday, July 25, 2015

Unfortunately, there continues to be a powerful stigma against obesity in our society.  This stigma prevails not only amongst the general public, but also amongst health care professionals.  People with obesity are far too often assumed to be lazy overeaters who simply choose not to live a healthy lifestyle.


In addition to referring you to my previous blog posts speaking out against obesity stigma (see here and here and here and here for starters), this week I am sharing an awesome youtube video called 'Time To Act On Obesity'.  It's a great 5 minute primer on obesity, to get a start on understanding some of the many complex aspects that underlie this medical condition.    We at the Canadian Obesity Network (Calgary Chapter) are so taken by the title that it has become the namesake for our exciting upcoming event in November geared towards annihilating this obesity stigma, addressing weight bias and discrimination, and preventing and treating obesity in childhood.  Stay tuned!

Thanks so much to my dear friend and colleague Dr Shahebina Walji, and my friend Krista for the heads' up on this super youtube video.

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Angela Brooks July 31, 2015 at 8:01 PM  

is there a cure for type 2 diabetes?

Dr. Sue Pedersen August 1, 2015 at 10:04 PM  

Hi Angela, thanks for your question. There isn't a 'cure' per se, but type 2 diabetes can get better, or sometimes go into remission, with lifestyle changes, medications, or bariatric surgery.


I am excited that you have arrived at my site, and I hope you are too - consider this the first step towards a Healthier New You!! As a medical doctor, Endocrinologist, and obesity specialist, I am absolutely passionate about helping people with weight management. Though there is certainly no magic cure for obesity, there IS a successful treatment plan out there for you - it is all about understanding the elements that contribute to your personal weight struggle, and then finding the treatment plan that suits your needs and your lifestyle. The way to finding your personal solution is to learn as much as you can about obesity: how our toxic environment has shaped us into an overweight society; the diversity of contributors to obesity; and what the treatment options out there are really all about. Knowledge Is Power!!

Are you ready to change your life? Let's begin our journey together, towards a healthier, happier you!!

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