Bariatric Nurse Judy Tanielian explains the comorbid conditions associated with obesity.
Nurse Judy Tanielian:
The more common comorbid conditions that attend obesity are hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, dyslipidemia and diabetes is the really big one – sleep apnea, sometimes there are other associated conditions like venous stasis of the lower extremities with wounds that develop, but the really big one is diabetes.
About Judy Tanielian, R.N., B.S.N., C.B.N.:
Judy Tanielian, R.N., B.S.N., C.B.N. has nearly forty years of nursing experience and six years of experience as a Clinical Director managing Bariatric Surgery programs. She graduated with honors from Portland Community College’s Associate Degree Registered Nursing program in 1973. She served as a nurse at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in The Oregon Burn Center for twenty two years, filling a variety of roles from bedside care to management. While at Legacy, Judy was awarded her Bachelor’s Degree with honors, through Excelsior College. During that time period, she was also inducted into the Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau.