Get a buddy!

Buddy programs can work for weight loss.  Many overweight and obese patients have diabetes (even if they don’t know it!)

For diabetics, a buddy program (“peer mentors”) improves control of diabetes.  I am an Adjunct Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Researchers there recently discussed this work in the video below:

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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