Tami Frazier RN, BSN Awarded National Board Certification

Tami Frazier, RN, BSN, CBC

Tami Frazier, RN, BSN, CBC

Tami Frazier, RN, BSN a Registered Nurse from Johnston, Iowa, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program she was credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Frazier serves as Nurse Manager at Women’s Health Services in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition to nursing supervision she has been instrumental in establishing a weight loss program at Women’s Health Services and has been appointed Clinical Coordinator of that program. Continue reading

Does Obesity cause Diabetes, or does Diabetes cause Obesity?


Even those of us in the bariatric science community can become prejudice to the familiar and can and be blinded by the science of public consensus.

Perhaps it is because we often recognize overweight/ obesity prior to a diagnosis of type II diabetes that we leap to a cause and effect relationship and thus conclude that obesity causes diabetes?  Maybe we are wrong. What we know now about Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome is that insulin resistance prevents glucose from entering our cells and results in elevated blood glucose. The elevated glucose is then converted in fatty acids and with the aid of insulin gets stored as fat in adipose tissue, resulting in obesity. Continue reading