If you're considering lap-band and diabetes is on your list of health problems, I have good news for you.
Recently, researchers have been examining the relationship between diabetes and weight loss surgery and what they've discovered is nothing short of miraculous.
- A study conducted in Australia found that lap-band weight loss surgery sent 73% of diabetics into remission.
- Weight loss surgery is the only effective measure at assisting diabetics in losing > 10% of their body weight and keeping it off. (**To normalize blood sugar, a diabetic must lose more than 10% of their weight and keep the weight off for life.)
- A study published in JAMA found that weight loss surgery resolved diabetes in the majority of 22,000 cases studied.
- Diabetes has been shown to disappear in 76.8% of patients and resolve or improve in 86% of patients who've had weight loss surgery. (This includes all types of bariatric surgeries).
- A study on lap-band and diabetes published 1/08 in JAMA found lap band surgery can combat diabetes in people who aren't necessarily severely overweight.
So if you're considering lap-band and diabetes is one of the major reasons why...
...I think the answer is clear. Lap-band surgery can improve or reverse diabetes.
Why it Works
The studies suggest it's weight loss that has the effect on diabetes. It doesn't seem to matter how you lose weight, but you need to lose substantial weight before you'll reverse or improve diabetes.
So if traditional diet and exercise methods have failed you, then gastric lap-band weight loss surgery just may be the answer you're looking for!
If your diabetes isn't under control, take a long hard look at these statistics: Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults, kidney failure, and non traumatic lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death on U.S. death certificates in 2006. Overall, the risk of death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people without diabetes of similar age. People with diagnosed diabetes have medical expenses that are 2.3 times higher than those people without diabetes.
Get on the path to resolving your diabetes FOR GOOD...
The next steps you should take:
Many thanks to dietitian Kyle Rose for his inspiration and contribution to this article.
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