Surgery On Diabetics May Be Better Than Standard Treatment


USA TODAYSurgery on Diabetics May Be Better Than Standard TreatmentNew York TimesFor some people with diabetes, surgery may be the best medicine. Two studies have found that weight loss operations worked much better than the standard treatments to control Type 2 diabetes in obese and overweight people.Boost for Surgery In Treating DiabetesWall Street JournalNew study: Weight-loss surgery may cure diabetesCBS NewsStudies: Weight-loss surgery can put diabetes into remissionUSA TODAYReuters -ABC News -Washington Postall 161 news articles »

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  • Diabetic Foot Surgery Helps Patients Walk Again
    The growing number of diabetics, combined with the obesity epidemic ... The Loyola study used a stricter standard: in addition to resolving the infection and saving the foot, the patient had to be able to walk outside the home with the use of commercially ...
    12/15/2017 - 7:34 pm | View Link
  • Loyola Medicine study finds high success rate for diabetic Charcot foot surgery
    The growing number of diabetics, combined with the obesity epidemic ... The Loyola study used a stricter standard: in addition to resolving the infection and saving the foot, the patient had to be able to walk outside the home with the use of commercially ...
    12/14/2017 - 1:14 pm | View Link
  • A prescription for healing the healthcare industry
    For example, most diabetics take their own blood sugar samples every day ... especially in a world where electronic scheduling and payment tools are standard in the private sector of home care. There exists a huge need for someone to develop specialized ...
    11/30/2017 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • Diabetes experts: Bariatric surgery should be the standard of care
    Diabetes experts from a consortium of medical societies and organizations say bariatric surgery should be a standard treatment for patients ... Although surgery is not be suitable for all Type II diabetics and should not be seen as a silver bullet ...
    05/23/2016 - 11:52 pm | View Link
  • Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines
    But as standard care often isn’t enough ... the body gradually loses the ability to produce or use insulin to turn food into energy. Many Type 2 diabetics, although not all, are overweight or obese. Many can control the disease with diet, exercise ...
    05/23/2016 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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  • Glaucoma Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Surgery
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    12/14/2017 - 10:44 pm | View Website
  • The Risks of Surgery for Diabetics
    Diabetics have a higher risk of complications after surgery. Learn how to decrease the risk of diabetic complications and how to prepare for surgery as a diabetic ...
    12/14/2017 - 9:54 pm | View Website
  • Cortisone Injections in Diabetics
    Cortisone injections are used for the treatment of tendonitis, bursitis, and arthritis, but may have possible side-effects with diabetes patients.
    12/14/2017 - 5:22 pm | View Website
  • Diabetes mellitus
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    12/13/2017 - 4:30 am | View Website
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    12/12/2017 - 5:03 pm | View Website
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