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Diabetes

  • Prediabetes: Reducing your Risk

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    In 2012, 86 million Americans aged 20 and older had prediabetes. That is, their blood sugar levels were elevated but not yet to the range to qualify them as diabetic. In prediabetes, sugar in the blood does not respond to insulin as well as it should, or the body is not producing enough insulin to […]

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  • Diabetic Superfoods: Part II

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    Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. His local patients come for the nearby Miami area and those who travel do so from Daytona Beach, Naples, and beyond. Regardless of whether they come from near or far, they all receive highly personalized care and […]

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  • Diabetic Superfoods: Part I

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    Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. His local patients come for the nearby Miami area and those who travel do so from Daytona Beach, Naples, and beyond. Regardless of whether they come from near or far, they all receive highly personalized care and […]

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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

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    Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This […]

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  • Diabetes Mellitus

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    Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition closely related with high levels of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia). Normally these levels are controlled by a hormone secreted by the pancreases called insulin. Insulin lowers blood glucose levels. When blood glucose is elevated for any reason, after a meal for example, insulin is released to normalize the glucose […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy’s Benefits

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    Obese patients who have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy keep the weight off in the long run, researchers found. In a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over 5 years, Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues reported online in the journal […]

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  • International Obesity: Perspective in India

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    Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend […]

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  • Recent Study shows Lap band surgery being used in the fight against diabetes

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    A study by Monash University’s Centre for Obesity Research that found people who were overweight and had the surgery lost an average 11kg. “The reality is for the vast majority of people, non-surgical intervention is not effective, it doesn’t achieve sustained weight loss that can put diabetes into remission,” says Dr John Wentworth. A recent […]

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Bariatric surgery describes a series of operations on the gastrointestinal system that helps obese persons lose weight. It works either by restricting the patient’s amount of food intake, by altering the body’s ability to absorb ingested food, or both. The first gastric bypass was performed in 1969. However, this and other bariatric surgeries didn’t gain […]

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  • Bariatric Surgery Cures Diabetes Research and Findings

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    At 6 years of follow-up data, bariatric surgical “cures” of type 2 diabetes are holding steady in a single-center series of 217 patients. “We see sustained weight loss, particularly in Roux-enY gastric bypass patients, 5-9 years after surgery.” Diabetes remitted in 50% of patients, according to Dr. Stacy A. Brethauer, an ACS Fellow of the […]

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