Study: Weight Loss Surgery Keeps Diabetes At Bay Long Term, Reverses Complications

Protein Known To Predict Diabetes Risk May Be Linked With Lifestyle Factors

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic looked at a group of people with diabetes who underwent weight loss, or bariatric, surgery to treat their obesity. After tracking patients for up to nine years after getting the procedure, the researchers found obesity-related health conditions like diabetes vanished for several of them. Specifically, 80 percent of patients who had the surgeries met target blood sugar levels of 7 percent HbA1c, a level recommended by the American Diabetes Association . Nearly 30 percent of those who underwent a gastric bypass procedure experienced complete remission of diabetes that allowed them to stay off medication for at least five years, effectively curing them.
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Another Diabetes Device Bites The Dust

As Diabetic Investor noted on more than one occasion with the proper marketing effort Bayer could have educated patients as to the correlation between regular glucose monitoring and A1C. Yet once again the company never had a clear strategy for what do with the A1CNow and without a strategy wound up running in circles going nowhere in a hurry. This problem of not have a clear strategy in diabetes is spreading as fast as the disease itself is growing. As we recently reported Abbott recently eliminated over 100 positions in their troubled BGM unit as like so many others in the space they are clueless of what to do other than cut costs. The way things are going it wont be long before the only choices patients will have in BGM will be one major branded offering, more than likely LifeScan, and a bunch of no-name or store branded offerings.
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They found associations between certain lifestyle elements and having higher concentrations of SHGB, such as age (being age 60 or older), use of exogenous estrogen (hormone replacement therapy), exercise, and coffee intake (two or more cups each day). They also found a link between high BMI and lower concentrations of SHGB, as well as low BMI (under 30) and higher concentrations of SHGB. Liu said that the findings could mean that SHGB, which can be easily detected when a patient has blood work done, might be a good thing to test for when a doctor is trying to determine a patient’s Type 2 diabetes risk. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Eat Cheese Despite cheese’s less-than-healthy reputation, a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that cheese-eaters actually have a 12 percent lower risk of the disease than their non cheese-eating counterparts. Plus, people who ate more cheese, fermented milk and yogurt in the study were also more likely to have a decreased diabetes risk than people who ate less of these foods, noted the researchers, who came from Oxford University and Imperial College London. The people who ate the most cheese in the study consumed more than 56 grams of it per day, while those who ate the least cheese in the study had fewer than 11 grams a day, the UK’s NHS Choices reported.
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