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Cure Diabetes with Weight Loss, Not Drugs, Expert Says
Date:2/25/2008

RENO, Nev., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to leading weight loss expert, Dr. Kent Sasse, some of the most common and effective treatments for diabetes actually cause more weight gain. Insulin, the primary treatment for diabetes, is known to cause weight gain in diabetic patients, in part because insulin acts on the fat storage cells to block the breakdown and promote more storage of these fats.

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common and devastating ailments of our time and is usually cured by losing weight. Most of the treatment recommendations for diabetes from our doctors and the pharmaceutical industry mention weight loss as a good idea, but focus mainly on the drugs that are prescribed to bring down the blood sugar.

"More than 50% of Americans are now seriously overweight and as a result are at markedly increased risk for diabetes," says Dr. Sasse, founder and medical director of the International Metabolic Institute. "Effective, medically-supervised weight loss cures diabetes; it does not just treat a number like the blood glucose."

The right medically-supervised program can cut calories, employ meal replacements, offer counseling and behavior tools, utilize appetite suppressing medications, perform weight loss surgery, and plan the transition to a successful maintenance program. "It takes dedication and the right expert advice to successfully lose weight and cure diabetes, but the results are worth it," says Dr. Sasse. To learn more about a medically-supervised program visit http://www.SasseGuide.com.

To lose weight effectively and cure or prevent diabetes, experts recommend:

-- Commit to a medically-supervised weight loss program with a specialist

-- Plan on at least 1-2 years to create the habits for long term success

-- Reduce carbohydrate intake

-- Emphasize plenty of water, fiber, and natural foods

-- Consider weight loss surgery if medical program is not successful

Studies show even modest weight gain leads to increased risks of diabetes. The normal BMI (Body Mass Index) is considered 18-25, but when the BMI climbs above 25, the rate of diabetes rises sharply. You can calculate your BMI at http://www.iMetabolic.com. Gaining pounds leads to dangerous problems with our body's metabolism including "insulin resistance" in which the cells of the body no longer respond to the natural hormones insulin and leptin. As a result, the blood glucose rises and damage to the nerves and arteries sets in. Early strokes, heart attacks, blindness, and nerve damage are the result.

Dr. Kent Sasse, M.D., MPH, FACS, is the Medical Director and Founder of the International Metabolic Institute (http://www.iMetabolic.com), and Author of The Sasse Guide to Outpatient Weight Loss Surgery (http://www.SasseGuide.com).
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