Navigation Links
Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Date:6/24/2009

eturn to normal blood sugar levels within the first year. And about 60 percent were still diabetes-free five to 16 years later, according to the study.

Those most likely to have their diabetes return were those who were insulin dependent at the time of the surgery, meaning their disease was more severe.

About 75 percent of patients able to control their diabetes with diet or oral medications remained diabetes-free, compared to only 30 percent of those who were insulin dependent at the time of the surgery, the study found.

"The big thing we got from this study was the earlier you got these patients for gastric bypass and the earlier they were referred during the course of their diabetes, the better their chance for diabetes control," said senior author Dr. James W. Maher, a Virginia Commonwealth University professor of surgery.

A second study on the impact of bariatric surgery on diabetes looked at gastric banding, another common weight-loss procedure.

Researchers from New York University School of Medicine examined 95 patients who had laparoscopic gastric banding between January 2002 and January 2004. About 88 percent were taking oral diabetes medication and 15 percent were on insulin.

After five years, about 40 percent of patients were in remission and about 43 percent had improved blood sugar levels. The average fasting glucose level decreased from 146 to 118.5 and the average HbA1c (a measurement of glucose levels over time) decreased from about 7.5 percent to around 6.6 percent, the researchers said in a meeting news release.

"Our study contributes to mounting evidence that demonstrates gastric banding can have a sustained and meaningful effect on diabetes and morbid obesity and that the two diseases are interrelated," senior study author Dr. Christine Ren, an associate professor of surgery at New York University School of Medicine, said in the news release.

The patients also lost
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Double Risk of Kidney Stones
2. Might Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Fractures?
3. Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese
4. Weight-Loss Surgery Simplified
5. Dr. Adam Smith Chosen to Help Introduce No-Scar Surgical Weight-Loss Innovations
6. Dr. Siegals Cookie Diet Book by Physician, Author, and Weight-Loss Expert Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., Available May 22nd
7. Losing the Last Ten Pounds is the Hardest Part of any Diet Confirms Weight-Loss Expert and Author Dr. Sanford Siegal
8. Revolutionary Weight-Loss Center Opens in Pikesville
9. Chicago-area ASBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Provides Personalized Care Like No Other Weight-Loss Surgery Program
10. Atkins Responds to Recent New England Journal of Medicine Weight-Loss Diets Study Results
11. University of Ottawa Heart Institute Scientists Unlock Mechanism That Turns on Weight-Loss Gene
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment 
(Date:7/11/2014)... Ticket Down is a reliable source for ... When it comes to the summer concert schedule, it just isn’t ... is one of the biggest names in country music and one ... out on his “That’s My Kind of Night” tour featuring Lee ... be making through the rest of the summer and into the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 According to ... & Application Market by Communication Technology (ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, ... Electronics, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation, Agriculture) & Geography - ... value of Internet of Things market was worth $1029.5 ... Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 4.08% ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Presently, disposable medical suppliers call for the biggest ... During the past two decades, the world market for ... 12.5% per year), primarily owing to the importance of ... the largest market for disposable medical supplies in the ... position is held by Europe with a 29% market ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014) Obese and overweight firefighters are not ... providers, according to new research from The University ... , National guidelines state that health care professionals ... maintaining a healthy weight. Firefighters have high rates ... cause of line-of-duty deaths in firefighters. This study ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... to repair damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) -- ... could increase a young athlete,s risk for further injuries, researchers ... aged 8 to 16, who had ACL reconstruction surgery. Of ... their injury, 37 had surgery six to 12 weeks after, ... their injury. The youngsters who had surgery later had ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Luke Bryan Ticket Prices Slashed at Concord Pavilion 2Health News:Luke Bryan Ticket Prices Slashed at Concord Pavilion 3Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds 2
... July 13, 2010 The decision regarding treatment following ... (DCIS) has long been an area of discussion and ... rates for DCIS remain low, the risk of local ... surgery include radiation therapy and hormone treatment. While ...
... Science Associates, the company that manages the U.S. ... Engineering Technologies, Inc. (BioSET) of Rockville, Maryland, have ... second-generation technology for designing synthetic peptides that are ... are designed to communicate growth signals to cells ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- ... decade ago that the blockbuster diabetes drug caused an increased ... to a report published Tuesday in The New York ... its competitor, Actos, the drug company, then known as SmithKline ...
... ARBOR, Mich.---Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy portrayed Russians as a brooding, ... to focus on dark feelings and memories more than ... finds that even though Russians tend to brood, they ... as a result. "Among Westerners, focusing on one,s ...
... health threats ranging from swine flu to bioterrorism to ... vast potential to protect the public. In a paper ... in Emerging Health Threats Journal , public health ... surveillance, detailing innovations on the horizon that may facilitate ...
... Children and young adults with Tourette syndrome can gain control ... suggests. But a specialist in the condition said the ... works. In the study, reported in the July/August ... , researchers used a video to teach 33 people aged ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prediction tool helps estimate local recurrence in patients with noninvasive breast cancer 2Health News:Prediction tool helps estimate local recurrence in patients with noninvasive breast cancer 3Health News:Brookhaven Lab and BioSET Inc. patent improved growth factor technology 2Health News:Avandia Heart Risks Buried by Drug Company: Report 2Health News:Avandia Heart Risks Buried by Drug Company: Report 3Health News:Brooding Russians: Less distressed than Americans 2Health News:Researchers envision better disease surveillance to improve public health 2Health News:Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics? 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 On ... down 0.52%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day ... 1,964.68, down 0.41%. The losses were broad based as eight ... S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at ... the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 ... to Safety & Health Expo 2014 were ... move to London , ... attending exhibition.          ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/696892-a )      (Photo: ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ... Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to ... for patients with complex cancer. Titled ... model developed at UH to enhance care for adult ... need for high health care utilization.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 2Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 3Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 4UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 2UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 3UK's Flagship Health & Safety Event Has Successful Inaugural Year in London 4University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE ), announced today that ... Altropane Parkinson,s or Essential Tremor (POET-2) Phase III ... the program was to acquire the set of Altropane images ... Phase III registration portion of the program. The Altropane ...
... Care approach designed to help improve medication adherence to ... 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A study ... ) found that nearly half of patients hospitalized for ... therapies, significantly increasing their risk for subsequent hospitalization within ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Alseres Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in First Stage of the Altropane(R) POET-2 Phase III Program 2Alseres Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in First Stage of the Altropane(R) POET-2 Phase III Program 3Alseres Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in First Stage of the Altropane(R) POET-2 Phase III Program 4Alseres Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in First Stage of the Altropane(R) POET-2 Phase III Program 5CVS Caremark Study Finds Non-Adherent Heart Failure Patients Almost Twice as Likely to be Re-Hospitalized Within a Year 2CVS Caremark Study Finds Non-Adherent Heart Failure Patients Almost Twice as Likely to be Re-Hospitalized Within a Year 3CVS Caremark Study Finds Non-Adherent Heart Failure Patients Almost Twice as Likely to be Re-Hospitalized Within a Year 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: