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Surgery for Diabetes

Surgery for Diabetes

Did You Know? Someone in the world dies from complications associated with diabetes every 10 seconds. Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of U.S. deaths. One out of ten health care dollars is attributed to diabetes. Diabetics have health expenditures that are 2.3 times higher than non-diabetics. Approximately 90 percent of type […]

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Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t

Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t

“Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention we have in health care,” says Laurie K. Twells, a clinical epidemiologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She bases this bold claim on her experience with seriously obese patients and a detailed analysis of the best studies yet done showing weight-loss surgery’s ability to reverse the often […]

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Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes

Obesity is a potential risk factor for the development and progression of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and weight loss is a key component of diabetes management. Bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss and remission of diabetes in most patients. After surgery, glycemic control is restored by a combination of enforced caloric restriction, enhanced […]