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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  • Doctor: Bariatric surgery can help control Type 2 diabetes
    Dr. Philip Schauer of Cleveland Clinic says the new guidelines give doctors another tool for treating Type 2 diabetics who aren't responding well to standard medical therapy. "Type 2 diabetes is rampant in this country, it is a major killer—it's the ...
    05/26/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Bariatric surgery found to ease Type 2 diabetes symptoms
    But the overweight and mildly obese patients who got bariatric surgery showed health improvements on a par with much heavier diabetics, Schauer said ... gastrectomy worked "demonstrably better than standard diabetes interventions." But with its steep ...
    03/31/2014 - 5:52 pm | View Link
  • Weight-loss surgery effective against diabetes, studies show
    two new clinical trials have shown that weight-loss surgery brings about dramatically greater improvement of blood sugar control in obese diabetics than standard diabetes care. In both studies, even rigorously supervised regimens of diet, exercise and ...
    03/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Gastric bypass remains 'gold standard' of bariatric surgery, study says
    Yet both of the new studies suggest that the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure, first performed in 1993, remains the "gold standard" for patients with ... seem to improve the metabolic function of diabetics virtually overnight. Neither sleeve gastrectomy ...
    02/21/2011 - 11:06 am | View Link
  • For Diabetics, Heart Drugs Are Just as Effective as Bypass Surgery or Stents
    Cardiac bypass surgery, angioplasty and stents were no better than standard drugs for treating patients with stable heart disease -- even in the high-risk diabetes population, according to a long-awaited study. Virtually the same proportion diabetic heart ...
    06/7/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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    Cancer Staging. Cancer staging systems describe how far cancer has spread anatomically and attempt to put patients with similar prognosis and treatment in the same ...
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  • Diabetes mellitus
    Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period ...
    03/18/2018 - 10:47 am | View Website
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    03/17/2018 - 9:54 pm | View Website
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, is a long-term condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in either ...
    03/17/2018 - 11:52 am | View Website
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