Hawaii’s “Screen at 23” Diabetes Prevention Campaign Targets High-Risk, Lower-BMI Populations

by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health  In a breakthrough moment earlier this week, the State of Hawaii announced plans to formally identify people who have an elevated risk for diabetes. On March 22, 2016, which coincided with the American Diabetes Associations’ national “Diabetes Alert Day,” Hawaii began a statewide effort to screen people of Asian … Continue reading Hawaii’s “Screen at 23” Diabetes Prevention Campaign Targets High-Risk, Lower-BMI Populations

What Does BMI Really Tell Us?

by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health  We’ve all heard the term “BMI”—whether from our personal trainer or our physician. But what does it really mean? And how important is our “score” to our overall health? BMI, or body mass index, is calculated from our height and weight to give us a general measure of our body … Continue reading What Does BMI Really Tell Us?

Prediabetes Takes Center Stage in New PSA Campaign

by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health  The American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have teamed up with the Ad Council to produce a new series of short ads focused on prediabetes that launched last week. Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes, which … Continue reading Prediabetes Takes Center Stage in New PSA Campaign