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A new score chart may help obese patients with type 2 diabetes determine beforehand if gastric bypass surgery will - or will not - be an effective way to send their diabetes into remission, better determining if such a drastic surgery is the right choice to make in treating the disease.
0 comments - Nov 18, 2013 -
Over the years, gastric bypass surgery has led to remission of type 2 diabetes in a substantial number of patients, with some studies showing the absence of any diabetes symptoms even five years after the procedure.
0 comments - Jul 18, 2013 -
Hypoglycemia remains a complex issue for diabetes patients and their healthcare providers, according to the focus of a recent symposium.
2 comments - Jul 14, 2013 -
Obese patients hoping to slim down with bariatric surgery may soon be able to get the weight-loss effects of gastric bypass without going under the knife, according to a new study.
0 comments - Apr 21, 2013 -
Health experts are unanimous that obesity or being overweight are major factors in the onset of type 2 diabetes. So it's no surprise that researchers here and abroad are working to develop weight-loss drugs that can help people shed pounds and lessen their susceptibility to diabetes.
1 comment - Dec 23, 2011 -
As we wrote back in 2008, the EndoBarrier is a very clever way to simulate the effect of a gastric bypass without the unpleasant scalpel part. It looks like a long clear plastic stocking, and it's simply threaded through the patient's mouth and stomach, down to the small intestine, where it lines the intestine's upper section (the same part that is bypassed in traditional surgery). Food slips right through it, but digestive enzymes are trapped on its other side. The two don't get to join forces until a couple of feet further downstream, so the effect on diabetes is a lot like that of a bypass: It resolves the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
0 comments - Apr 1, 2011 -
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